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Yes, yes, yes.
From Genesis to Revelation
God asks his children to come to him about everything.
God almost begs us to ask him and depend on him.
We are instructed to ask, seek and knock.
He wants our life to be one of total dependance on him.
But in the process have we become habitual
Have we become like those people you only
see when they want something?
Does God only hear from us when we want something?
There is another side to the coin.
"Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness,
and for his wonderful works to the children of men.
And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving
and declare his works with rejoicing."
"... therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise
to God continually, that is,
the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name."
Of course we thank God for what he does for us.
God does something for us and we rejoice.
Like the lame man that was healed at the gate
beautiful. He ran and leaped and praised God.
And when God does something to please us we
But is that "sacrifice"?
It comes easy. It is spontaneous. It comes
naturally. It comes without effort or cost.
That is not sacrifice.
Sacrifice is when it costs us something.
When it is an effort. When it hurts.
When we do not get our way.
When the tears are flowing.
When the heart is broken.
When the body hurts.
Do we still praise and thank him?
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