The Lord abhors the sacrifices of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
Proverbs 15:8 NET
God looks deeper than your mere actions. He looks directly into the heart. There is no fooling Him.
Many people think that sacrificing here and there wins points with God. He actually hates sacrificing when it is not done for the right reasons.
Instead, He desires a consistent walk from someone who truly honors and pleases Him.
It boils down to, who is God to you? Is He someone who grants you gifts and answers when you provide Him with some sort of sacrifice or gift of your own? Or, is He a loving Father who wants the very best for you? And He knows the very best for you is right in the middle of His Presence, His will and His love…always… everyday.
He doesn’t want your times of sacrifice. He wants all your time of love, loyalty and surrender.
Father, help me to walk consistently in Your Presence. Help me to live for You, every minute of everyday.