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Offering

Burnt offerings, grain offerings, fellowship offerings, sin offerings, and guilt offerings: These were God’s way of providing a way of atonement for us. He couldn’t look at us, couldn’t have anything to do with us, but he wanted to. So he provided a way. As I delve back into the Books of the Law again, and Leviticus especially, I am continually reminded…

There was no way that the Law could be kept, not even by the Priests! Trying to avoid sinning is like deciding to stop breathing. It just happens, and sometimes there is nothing you can do to stop it, because we haven’t yet attained perfection. That doesn’t happen until we’re with Christ in Glory.

God cares, oh SO MUCH, about the details of your life. He cares about what you think, feel, have, and do. The things that you think are insignificant are significant to God! He will always provide a way for you.

We don’t give those burnt offerings any more, those blood sacrifices to atone for the sins we have committed “whether he realizes it or not”… so what do we bring Him?

A heart of flesh, open, willing…

A spirit surrendered, seeking, loving…

A sharp mind, thinking, praying…

Hands for serving, touching, helping…

Love for the lost, unloved, disconnected…

These are my offerings to the Lord. We can’t sit idly by and be spiritual hoarders! I do not seek nor offer religion, rules taught by men. The further I walk down this road of faith the more I realize that being zealous for the Lord does not mean being zealous for religion or for the rules and expectations that the Church enforces.

It has nothing to do with what you walk in the door wearing, how much to give in the offering, whether you serve coffee or usher or go to Bible study, volunteer with the children’s ministry, or stand on a street corner witnessing.

I read somewhere that religion is man’s attempt to reach God, and Christ was God’s way to reach man.  Which one works? I’ll let you decide. Check out this video that illustrates it so well!


There is only One Way to receive the Grace and forgiveness that God provides. Aren’t you glad for the final, once and for all atoning sacrifice God provided for us?!

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6 Responses to Offering

  1. Rachel Wojnarowski January 11, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I love your emphasis on One Way- Jesus Christ! Thanks for the link over to my post. Appreciate it greatly!
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    • Dawn January 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

      Rachel, the timing of your post was perfect. I'm really glad that I was able to link you up because you are so right!

  2. Susan Evans January 12, 2012 at 3:21 am #

    Thank you for posting this video. It's wonderful!
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  3. Penny January 12, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    I loved your religion analogy! Great post!
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    • Dawn January 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

      Thanks Penny. This is an area that I have spent a lot of time thinking and praying about. I'm not sure what direction the Lord is leading us yet, but I do know that he is leading.

  4. Jessica January 14, 2012 at 4:33 am #

    A hearty, Amen!!! Zealous for God and Zealous for religion are not the same thing. How I have learned that the hard way. But He (the God of details) meets us in our blind zeal and shows us truth.

    "The things that you think are insignificant are significant to God!"… so many good thoughts, Dawn. I need this reminder daily.

    J.

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