“And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest unto the priest: And he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the Lord. And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the Lord for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin. And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.” Leviticus 23:9-14
Have we gotten so caught up in our blessings that we have forgotten Who blesses us? Do we need a reminder call? Are we now operating in our own strength instead of that of the Lord’s? Are we walking in our own prideful sins because we are no longer in need of His hand, and now we feel that we have obtained everything that we need and want? Right about now you are probably thinking, “why so many questions. If you follow my weekly blogs or have ever joined us here in The Sanctuary, you would know that we wholeheartedly believe in first dealing with one’s self (inner man) before we can ever go out into God’s kingdom to minister to His people. Thought-provoking questions such as these are meant to cause us to deal with our own self, our faults, and in turn catapult us to a level of positive change. If we are looking to advance in this season we must first begin to ask the Father for forgiveness, and then offer up our selves as sacrifices unto the Lord. Please come and join me as I enter into the Sanctuary for prayer.
“Heavenly Father, You said if we were to confess our sins one to another that You would “Forgive us of all of our sins. We know that You are faithful and just; even when we are not faithful and just. We know Father that we have broken Your laws and our sins have separated us form You. We are truly sorry and now we want to turn away from out past sinful ways. Please forgive us and help us to turn our backs to ways that separate us from You, and we ask these things and all other things in the name of The Father The Son and the Holy Spirit Amen!
Contributed by: Sharessa Bass
Sharessa currently works for Wells Fargo Bank and is the CEO of The Real Me Foundation. She is a devoted mother of 5, originally from Whiteville NC and is one of 7 siblings. She is a faithful covenant member of The Sanctuary, and is passionate about sharing her faith in a very real way. If this devotional has fed your soul, please share with your friends and family. Click the social share button or leave a comment in the box below for Sharessa.