Better Than The BEST Of Ourselves

I truly believe this!

Yesterday, I was super sick so I didn’t get to any of my devotion time. I am loving Spurgeon’s Forty Mornings and Evenings in Psalms devotional

… My body was not digging yesterday though. So my devotion time had to take the back seat.

It’s all about spending time, QUALITY time with the Lord however you can… even when it is far from what you hoped for.

The gift isn’t always wrapped the same, with my Bible, pen, highlighting tools, and notebook in front of me (or us). It is about being willing to come before our King and giving Him ourselves – all of ourselves.

It isn’t about only coming when it looks exactly what we planned.

It is about coming before our King with whatever we have to offer.

To pray.
To confess our sins and need for Him.
To read a single verse from our phone.
To celebrate that He is with us in the struggle.
To give thanks.
To messily write out Scriptures at two in the morning.

Do you remember the widow who only possessed a couple of coins, as her offering for the Lord?

“Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.””
Luke 21:2‭-‬4

Do you remember what happened with Cain and Abel’s offerings? Since we are going to compare, let’s look again today –

“When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the Lord. Abel also brought a gift—the best portions of the firstborn lambs from his flock. The Lord accepted Abel and his gift, but he did not accept Cain and his gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected.” Genesis 4:3‭-‬5

Are we giving “some” like Cain? Or are we being intentional with our worship, and giving Christ everything we have within our possession like this widow? How can we choose to give Him everything? What are we holding back?