Pastor Tim Romero

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Isaiah 66:1-2

Isaiah 66:1–2 (ESV): "Thus says the Lord: "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? 2  All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word."

Have you ever wondered what the Lord wants most from you? It's not anything you can buy or construct for He holds the worlds possessions in His hand. He has no need so what could you possible give Him that would bless Him? Your heart! All He wants is your heart but He wants it in a specific condition.

Isaiah tells the story here about what God is truly after...a people who are humble, who are contrite in spirit and who tremble at His Word. When we are humble we are much more prone to see ourselves as we really are. We don't try and hide the massive flaws that we possess. We simply offer them to God. A contrite heart is one that shows sorrow and remorse for sin. It is a condition that leads to genuine repentance. Someone who trembles before the Word has a proper fear of the author and knows that His Word is a source of life and peace.

What are you striving to offer up to God? What is it that you think will be most pleasing to Him? He has made a declaration to us what He desires most. He isn't at all impressed with the things of this world, buildings and money and such. He is blessed when we come to Him in humility, with a contrite heart, trembling before His Word. If you want to bless Him most then come to Him with a heart like this. Amen?

Father, we thank You for revealing to us what matters most to You. In our effort to please You may we cultivate the kind of heart that would bless You most. Fill us with humility and Godly sorrow that leads to repentance. Forgive us for not regarding Your Word as we ought. Fill us with power to live out our lives in a way that would glorify You most we pray in Jesus name, amen.
Jeremiah 1:4-5
Isaiah 65:17-18

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