Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Building an Altar in Your Heart"

Go to fullsize imageIsaiah 19:19a "In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the heart of Egypt..."

Altars always grab my attention in Scripture...they fascinate me. The altar is the meeting place with God, It's where you climb Mt. Moriah and give your Isaacs up to God, it is a place of sacrifice, (death to self) it is a place of consecration.

Scripture tells us that wherever Abraham went he built altars to the LORD--and there he would worship Him (Genesis 12:7,8; 13:18). I especially love the altars that Abraham built because they were plain. He used raw stones that weren't touched by man...they weren't cut or shaped--to represent a yielding to God's strength and not trusting in his own abilities. (Exodus 20:25).

The New Testament teaches us in Hebrews 13:10 that we have an altar which is Christ! Through Jesus' blood we have access at any time to God. Egypt--in that day--will build an altar to God. Our question for today is ~ Have we built an altar? Have we offered ourselves as a sacrifice to God? Are we maintaining that altar - daily renewing our DEDICATION to the LORD. Consecrating our heart to Him alone.

Blessings on your day,