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 of the firstborn lambs from his flock. The Lord accepted Abel and his gift. (Genesis 4:3-4 NLT)
We want God’s best for our lives so why would we offer God anything less? Everything that we do, we should do it as if we’re doing it to God. That means that the way we perform at work, engage in conversation, work in ministry and treat our friends and family should all be done in a manner that pleases God.
When we give our best to God, He is pleased. If you continue reading the text, you’ll learn that God is not pleased when we give anything less. You can go through the motions, and only fooling yourself as if you’re giving God your best, but remember that God is concerned with your heart and why you do what you do.
Today, I encourage you to be the person that God has created you to be by offering the best of yourself in every area of your life.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I desire to be pleasing in Your sight so I am making the choice today to offer up the very best of myself to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
**Today's devotional thought is an excerpt from a book of short power-packed devotionals that I'll be publishing entitled, "Power Launch: Mid-Day Rejuvenation." Until then, get your fill of daily encouragement in my most recent devotional, "Not Without You: 365 Days in the Lord's Presence." www.encouraging-works.com or look for it on amazon.**