April 16, 2012

20 Days on Worship

MEMORY VERSE
Acts 2:42
They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

April 16 – Deuteronomy 26:1-15: Its practice - sacrifice
As stated in earlier posts, we acknowledge that worship is to be a deliberate act of our will. I like what Oswald Chambers said about sacrifice in relationship to worship: “God never tells us to give up things just for the sake of giving them up, but He tells us to give them up for the sake of the only thing worth having, namely life with Himself. It is a matter of loosening the bands that hold back our lives. Those bands are loosened immediately by identification with the death of Jesus. Then we enter into a relationship with God whereby we sacrifice our lives to Him. It is of no value to God to give Him your life for death. He wants you to be a ‘living sacrifice’ to let Him have all your strengths that have been saved and sanctified through Jesus. (see Romans 12:1)” (My Utmost For His Highest, p. 8)