Give to the LORD the glory due His name;
Bring an offering, and come before Him.
Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness! I Chronicles 16:29
This is one of those verses that seem to easily flow from the heart. It almost makes is sound so easy, giving to the Lord the glory due His name and worshipping Him in the beauty of holiness. He is worthy of all glory and what a glorious feeling to worship Him in the beauty of holiness.But what about the “bring an offering part"? As Christians in our day and time, we no longer are bound to bring an offering for our sin since Jesus Himself has redeemed us. What is it that we can offer to Him?When we set the day aside to worship Him, often times there are many distractions that may crop up. The day is Sunday, sometimes it is our only day off. Opportunities abound for relaxation and fun. Making the choice to put God first and go to His house is a great beginning to choose to worship Him. When we get to church, between getting the children settled, greeting people and any church ministries we are a part of, we can again get easily distracted. Sometimes, we may be sitting still in the church service, but our minds are running full speed thinking on what to cook for lunch, what plans we have for the week, or a host of other things that may crop up.Our greatest offering to Him, is our self. The purposeful choice to clear our mind and focus on Him. A heart tuned in to hear His Word and a willing spirit to yield to His calling. As we come before Him empty of ourselves, He will fill us with what we need to continue through each task and each day. As we reflect on His goodness, our hearts are stirred to thankfulness and as we acknowledge that He alone can meet our every need, true worship blossoms. As we worship Him, the beauty of holiness captivates and fills our hearts.Will you purpose this week to bring an offering and come to Him?