//Offer: to present as an act of worship, to utter prayers of thanksgiving, to declare one’s willingness or readiness, to make available.
During this season of Lent, I’m reminded of God’s immense sacrifice for me, for us. He did not have to offer His Son as the one and only Sacrifice that would forgive ALL of my sins, past, present and future and nail them to the Cross! Then, rise again, so that I can live forever with Him in freedom.
As I was looking at Scriptures with the word “offer” in it, I was struck by the sheer volume of the times that offering a sacrifice (which included different kinds of animals) was used. The blood of animals satisfied the debt for the Israelites so that they could be made right with God! Boy, I am so VERY thankful that I didn’t live back then.
Jesus is my offering to God because I believe in His saving work of grace. There is nothing I can do it earn it, it’s a gift! There is nothing I can do that will make Him love me more and nothing I can do that can make Him love me less. (from Graham Cooke) There is such assurance in His presence that HE loves me, He LOVES me, He loves ME! His love is big enough for everybody! That makes my heart happy.
So, on this Friday, I offer to Him, the small gift of writing and my life back to Him to use as He chooses.//
Hebrews 13:15 "So we no longer offer up a steady stream of blood sacrifices, but through Jesus, we will offer up to God a steady stream of praise sacrifices—these are “the lambs” we offer from our lips that celebrate His name!" (The Passion Translation, emphasis mine.)
What will you offer up to God to celebrate His name?
This post is part of Kate Motaung's "Five Minute Friday," which she hosts on the Five Minute Friday website. Kate posts a single word each week and each blogger sets a timer for 5 minutes to write and then posts, with very little editing. (Some weeks I have more trouble with that part than others) Check out the other writers this week!