What could we possibly offer God that would truly give him honor and glory at the highest level that he ultimately deserves?
Everything was created by him and for him. Everything already belongs to him as he created the heavens and the earth. He created us from the dust and breathed life into us. Everything that we could ever do and accomplish is by his will and through his empowerment.
Although this may seem simple, but this thought goes deeper than what the surface reflects. A perfect heart and a willing mind is the only thing that could fully honor God. He would never turn away wholehearted worship or someone willingly searching for his will and provision.
God has given us the opportunity and freedom to decide what we want to believe. Therefore since we have the freedom to choose, a whole hearted devotion and a willing mind has an unprecedented significance.
David charged his son Soloman with words that would weigh in his heart the rest of his life.
Acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. 1Chronicles 28:9Tweet
We later see that David understood that everything already belongs to God and the only thing that we can truly devote to God is a perfect heart and willing mind.
Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. 1Chronicles 29:10Tweet
A perfect heart without restrictions and a mind completely willing to serve him is the only optional thing we have to offer that would completely honor God. We stand transparent before God and it would be foolish to attempt hiding anything from him.
He sees through our hearts, our desires, our thoughts and our intentions. If we truly seek him he will be found. God will never turn away a truly repented heart.
When we willingly surrender and offer a true commitment without compromise, God is always willing to meet us where we are.Tweet
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalms 73:26Tweet