In our up-tempo, fast-paced, get’r done society’s culture, we often find ourselves asking, “What’s the least I can do to get by?” Or “what’s the fastest way I can accomplish this goal with the least amount of effort?” Although efficiency is often necessary, it is not so in Christ-like growth…
Let ALL that I am praise the Lord.
I will praise the Lord as long as I live.
I will sing praises to my God with my dying breath.
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For David, praising God was not something that was done once a week, nor just a couple minutes during the day; It was a lifetime event! Moreover, he understood that he could not simply offer God lip-service; David had to walk the talk. He was unsatisfied with a mere, intermittent, declaration of his relationship with God, he wanted his every action to be a statement that lifted up the God he loved to the world! In the same way, love does not ask “What’s the least I can do?” Those who feel the compelling love of God, do not ask how little they have to give to meet the requirements of God; they do not ask for the lowest standard, but aim at perfect conformity to the will of their Redeemer. The question, then, becomes:
Are you willing to make your life “a living sacrifice” today?