“A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’ By offering polluted food upon my altar. But you say, ‘How have we polluted you?’ By saying that the Lord’s table may be despised. When you offer blind animals in sacrifice, is that not evil? And when you offer those that are lame or sick, is that not evil? Present that to your governor; will he accept you or show you favor? says the Lord of hosts” (Malachi 1:6-8).
Are we giving God our best? Are we living in obedience? Have we gotten weary in well doing? Have we lost focused on maintaining our relationship with God in its proper order? Have we allowed they way of the world and the temptations that war against us to succeed? Is our profession more important then God? Is our fear of man more important then our fear of God? Have we become complacent? Complacency leads to relational failure in the spirit and in the natural. Have we forgotten that we are children of the Most High God and have left off in our honor? Are we stronger then God? Do we desire God’s blessing or curse?
Heavenly Father, lead us not into temptation and return to us a healthy fear of you. Remove the evil spirits that have nested in our members and replace them with your Spirit. Expand your Spirit on the inside of us and force out every spiritual thought that is out of alignment with your Word. Open our eyes wide and by the blood of Jesus, place upon us a garment that has been washed. Overflow our cup. Pour upon our heads the buckets of peace, joy, and love. Keep pouring until we are completely submerged in your glory. Keep pouring until my mind has been completely transformed. Keep pouring until my affection for you has blown open the doors of my spirit and all I see is you.