Our God is so good and certainly worthy of our worship & praise! Hebrews 13:15-16 tells us “Therefore by Him (Jesus) let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name. But do not forsake to do good & to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased”.
Taking a close look at this Christian behavior instruction, one can readily understand that as Ambassador’s of Christ, we are to be about “doing good & sharing”….. elements of our sacrifice of praise.
The Old Testament sacrifices are now obsolete; however, we are to offer God spiritual sacrifices of praise, possessions, and our lives. Paul encourages us in the 12th chapter of Romans that “by the mercies of God, to present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is our reasonable service.”
Here are a few things we might consider to offer as a praise sacrifice:
…lay that broken relationship on the altar and sacrifice praise to our Lord as He restores it.
…offer up your work place as a praise sacrifice, asking God to touch lives that you work with.
…offer up a praise sacrifice of more of your free time; setting aside your favorite hobby, TV program, or video game to give praise to God.
…offer a praise sacrifice to the Lord of your family, thanking Him for health, home, * happiness.
…offer up a praise sacrifice of prayer to Jesus Christ who can change the lives of your friends who do not know Him, in a personal way.
Emerse yourself in the wonder of worship and see how much God really loves you.
God is so Good!!!!