This HAS To Be Right!

Earlier in my life, I struggled with a perfectionist spirit. As I grew older, I let go of some of that. When it comes to what I do for the Lord, I want it to be the best it can possibly be. It will not be perfect, but I will strive to give my best.

Praise demands a sacrifice! I love this verse: “Then the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price; nor will I offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God with that which costs me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver” (II Samuel‬ ‭24:24‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). The king could not offer to the Lord that which cost him nothing. We will sacrifice time, energy, and numerous other things to give God our best. He is worth every sacrifice!

While we should avoid the extreme of a well-polished yet heartless performance, we should strive to give God the best we can with what we have at every given opportunity. My best and your best may differ, but God desires it.

Many of you will go to a place of worship tomorrow. As you do, give God your best. If you can’t sing, so what? Sing with all your heart. You may not preach like a megachurch pastor, but preach with all your heart. As Gary Colboch (one of my former pastors) would frequently say, “If it bears God’s name, it deserves our best.”

9 thoughts on “This HAS To Be Right!

  1. There is so much in your post Matt.

    I reckon Christians put way to much pressure on themselves when it comes to how they relate to God and it gets in the way for sure. I remember during a season while I was in prayer I would be talking to God and letting him know that I do love him, and said that while I do love you God I know I want to love you more in the way that I live and offer my life to you, but I didn’t know how to do that at that moment but I would continue to do so and asked him to help me love more.

    The point I am attempting to make is that we should just honest with God when we come to him, lets cut the crap! We are told we can come to him with confidence so that should take a load off. I think its then we are able to not only give our best but we see more of Gods best as at the same time.

    Thanks for sharing your post dude.

  2. Let the people say amen! I always wonder about giving up something to someone which cost you nothing – does it mean as much to God if it was something you had paid a high price for or loved dearly? Where is the sacrifice? Thanks for giving me more food for thought and thanks for sharing 🙂

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