Joyce Meyer – Start with Praise

Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name.

— Hebrews 13:15 (AMPC)

Moses rose early in the morning, built an altar, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings to God. Then he prayed and read the Book of the Covenant (see Exodus 24:1–7). Thank­fully, God no longer asks us to build an altar out of rocks, slaughter a bull, drain its blood and burn it on the alter in order to honor Him with a sacrifice.

God doesn’t want a dead sacrifice anymore. He wants us, living sacrifices, full of praise, gratitude and zeal to serve Him each day. All we have to do is wake up and say, “Thank You, Lord. I give You the sacrifice of praise. I give You myself, a living sacrifice, ready to live for You today.” 

Prayer Starter: Father God, thank You for all the blessings you have heaped on my life. I offer you the sacrifice of praise. I give myself to You as a living sacrifice, ready to serve and live for You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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