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 us showing 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 Him in spirit and in truth rather than go through the motion of ceremonies when your heart is not right with Him. Rituals and sacrifices have their place in organized religion, but God wants your heart to be truly in it for the right reasons otherwise, they are meaningless.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 100:2
Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
God is good and giving Him grateful praise through songs is a beautiful way to worship Him during your prayer time. Come before the Lord’s presence with singing and let your spirit praise Him with gladness and freedom singing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness for His love and mercy. When you come before the Lord singing joyful songs not only does it please God but it also refreshes your own soul. It doesn’t matter how well you sing; what matters is that it comes from your heart.
Verse of the Day: Psalm 63:1
You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
If you really want to have a relationship with God you must seek Him with all of your heart, soul, body and mind. You must turn from evil, confess your sins and be obedient to His Word. You need to make time with Him a priority and you have to want it more than anything else. Be consistent in your study of the Bible and pray continually. Humble yourself before the Lord and worship Him with a sincere heart and you will surely find Him.