《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.” (Heb 13:15)
Meditation one: What is Christians’ most needed practice in prayer? It is to thank God. Many Christians today only ask of God! Asking of! Asking of! But very rarely offer thankfulness to God. Our God not only wants us to give thanks, He wants us to “continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise”. Regardless whether in prosperity or adversity, we must practice to “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for us in Christ Jesus” (1Th 5:17). When we have tasted that the Lord is gracious, we will count the Lord’s blessings more, and the joyful heart will run over more.
Meditation two: Why do Christians continually offer sacrifice of praise to the Lord? This is because He shed His blood for us and washes away our sins. In order not to forget the Lord’s grace, we offer sacrifice of praise all the time. Praise is a declaration of Christians’ faith. Not everyone can offer sacrifice of praise willingly. Only those who have professed the name of the Lord can bear this fruit of lips, and only when their hearts are touched by the grace of God, their lips can then bear the fruit of praise.
Prayer: God Abba Father, thank You that we can only be saved by grace through Jesus Christ coming into the world. In order to render to You for Your amazing grace, please help me, so that at any time, anywhere, and under any situation, I am willing to offer sacrifice of praise to You with a sincere heart. Even in times of persecution, adversity, illness, and suffering, I still want to praise You. Oh Lord! “What shall I return to the Lord for all His goodness to me?I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord” (Psa 116:12-13). I pray in the victorious name of the Lord Jesus, Amen!