Worship Over Rituals

Hosea 6 6

Verse of the Day:  Hosea 6:6

For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

God is more pleased with mercy, love and compassion towards all people rather than formalities. More than sacrifices God wants you to know Him on a personal level. He wants you to trust in Him, submit to His will and be obedient to His laws. God wants you to worship in spirit and in truth rather than go through the motion of ceremonies. Rituals and sacrifices have their place in organized religion but without your heart truly in it for the right reasons they are meaningless.

Morning Rituals

Psalm 143 8

 

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 143:8

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.  Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

 

As soon as I open my eyes and wake up each morning there are a two things that cross my mind:  God and coffee.  I’ve made it a habit to start my day with prayer, God’s Word and coffee and have come to depend on them to get me through the day. If you want a closer relationship with God get into the habit of praying and reading the Bible daily. All you need is a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus.