Here is a guest SOAP journal from Mandy, Administrative Assistant for TSCM.
SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading Malachi 1.
“When you bring injured, lame or diseased animals and offer them as sacrifices, should I accept them from your hands? says the Lord.” Malachi 1:13
God desires (and is worthy of) honor and respect as our Father and Creator. He doesn’t want the leftovers or the unwanted/excess. He wants the very best–the things most important to us. He wants the first fruits of our time, energy, thoughts, money and heart.
God deserves the best of my heart, life, money and time. He deserves all the credit in my life, and He deserves thanks in all things. I wouldn’t have anything or be who I am today without the power of His love and mercy.
Lord, all my life is yours. May I live in light of that. May I leave the things I care about in Your hands and trust that You will work for my good. Thank you for the gifts you give (and have given) to me and for the spiritual blessings I have through Christ Jesus. Amen.