“A funny thing tends to happen when you hand your life over to God, no questions asked. He takes what you thought you wanted and shows you something better-something so much infinitely better that you can only marvel at how simple-minded your past dreams were.” -Darren Wilson, Filming God
How many times have you walked into one season of your life thinking God was going to do one thing and then walked away with something completely different… better… bigger. It’s easy to tell Him what He wants without even realizing we’re doing it. We can reason that what we want to give Him looks good and feels like a sacrifice so we move forward giving him the top layer of a section of our lives when what he longs for is all of every part of us. He longs for surrender NOT sacrifice. He longs for our love not our ideals. The truth is He wants everything so He can blow your mind with the incredible dreams and life and love He ACTUALLY has for you… surrender is trading up… sacrifice is empty religion.
“What makes you think I want all your sacrifices?” says the Lord. “I am sick of your burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fattened cattle. I get no pleasure from the blood of bulls and lambs and goats. When you come to worship me, who asked you to parade through my courts with all your ceremony? Stop bringing me your meaningless gifts; the incense of your offerings disgusts me! As for your celebrations of the new moon and the Sabbath and your special days for fasting—they are all sinful and false. I want no more of your pious meetings.” -Isaiah 1:11-13
Does this section of Scripture strike a chord with you? Have you been unknowingly telling God what He wants from you? Ask Him what He really wants from you today.