10/4/10

Sacrifice of the Heart

I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.
Psalm 27:6

I will fulfill my vows to You, O God,
and will offer a sacrifice of thanks for Your help.
For You have rescued me from death;
You have kept my feet from slipping.
So now I can walk in Your presence, O God,
in Your life-giving light.
Psalm 56:12-13

O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare Your praise.
You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
You do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart,
O God, You will not despise.
Psalm 51:15-17

Lord, I know that I try to do things to show that I love You.
But You really want a heart that obeys, that finds thanks and joy in You.
Create in me a heart like that.
I want to long for you more.  I want to bent towards You.
I don't want to worry about what I do anymore.
I want to worry whether You and I are connected and in communion together.
Help me be connected to You
Today.
Amen.