Our Great King

“. . . ‘For I am a great King,’
says the LORD of hosts,
‘and My name is to be feared among the nations.'”  Malachi 1:14 NKJV

What a privilege it is to love and honor God.

Thank You, Lord, for giving us opportunities to glorify You today.  And here is a simple poem . . .

He is our great King
our LORD of hosts

Whose name is awesome
among the nations

and we offer Him
our very best

praise and worship in
each situation.

God bless you as you honor and serve Him today!

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A Thousand Burnt Offerings

“And Solomon went up there to the bronze altar before the LORD, which was at the tabernacle of meeting, and offered a thousand burnt offerings on it.”  2 Chronicles 1:6

Before Solomon ever asked for or received wisdom and knowledge and became the wealthiest of kings, he offered God a thousand burnt offerings.

Oh Lord, may we worship You extravagantly today, right in the place where we are.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Worship Through and Through                                       

You give me new life
and cause me not to fear

bringing peace and assurance
that You  are very near

my heart wants to beat with
only worship through and through

thousands upon thousands of
“Oh how I love you’s”.

Out of Poverty

“So He said, ‘Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all;
for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty has put in all the livelihood that she had’.” Luke 21:3-4

Jesus sees us at our lowest points as precious vessels of His grace.

Thank You, Jesus, for always turning things upside down. Please help me pour out of those places in my life that I feel are bankrupt. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Jesus Sees

When you feel you can’t go on
but for others you somehow do

when you are brokenhearted but still love
because Jesus is loving you

when the bad news comes
and you’ve lost all happiness

yet rejoice and praise Him
Jesus sees you and is blessed.

Without Blemish

“You shall offer a burnt offering as a sweet aroma to the Lord; one young bull, one ram, and seven lambs in their first year, without blemish.” Numbers 29:2

I remember those years of blemishes and break outs. To be “without blemish”? Only a dream.

Thank You, Lord, for providing us the perfect Lamb, without blemish, so we can stand clear and free, the stigma of our sins cleansed away. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Only One Perfect Enough

Only One Lamb
for the sacrifice
only One Offering
to set me free
Only One Son
without blemish
would die in order
to save me.

In Addition To

“. . .this is the burnt offering for every Sabbath, besides the regular burnt offering with its drink offering.” Numbers 28:10

There were daily offerings given, but also so much more.

Oh Lord, may I never seek to limit myself to a standard daily requirement where You are concerned. And here’s a simple poem . . .

A Limitless Offer

May my time with You
extend throughout the day
a holy offering, a sacrifice
to Your glory and praise.

Wilderness Offerings

“This is the law of the burnt offerings, the grain offering, the sin offering, the trespass offering, the consecrations and the sacrifice of the peace offering which the Lord commanded Moses on Mount Sinai, on the day that He commanded the children of Israel, to offer their offerings to the Lord, in the Wilderness of Sinai.” Leviticus 7:37-38

Harsh wilderness times can make us want to pull back and hunker down.

Thank You, Jesus, for showing us to offer of ourselves now, here in the middle of our need. These are the kind of offerings that make eyes and hearts turn to You. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Now’s Good

I scramble up from my
wilderness slouch, hearing

“Don’t wait until you reach
the promised land”

so I begin to offer
all that I can

get my hands
and heart around.

Willingly

“Speak to the children of Israel that they bring to Me  an offering.  From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take My offering.”  Exodus 25:2

My daughter likes to give things.  It may be something she’s made or found or used.  I always accept whatever she offers for it comes with a piece of her heart.

Thank You, Lord, for knowing my heart and accepting my small offerings today. Here’s a simple poem . . .

Heart Giving

What can I bring My King
that is worthy?
Nothing I have or am
is valuable enough,

but He sees substance
in more than just the offering,
its in the heart attitude
of the one who gives to Him.

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