I have no complaint about your sacrifices or the burnt offerings you constantly bring to my altar. But I want no more bulls from your barns; I want no more goats from your pens. For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills. Every bird of the mountains and all the animals of the field belong to me. What I want instead is your true thanks to God; I want you to fulfill your vows to the Most High. Trust me in your times of trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.” (Psa 50:8-11,14,15 NLT)
Prayer: LORD, I have assumed that You desired my effort and time in works and service, my words in witness, and my money in giving. I will do, say, or give whatever I can, however, above all: help me understand and surrender to You what You desire most from me. I now understand this to be things I could never do, say, or earn. Help me give you my trust, gratitude, and genuine love from my heart. Our relationship is more important to me than anything else and I want to show this true by the way I live my life with You every day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.