A Burnt Offering
I read Leviticus 1 this morning. I have read it over and over, throughout the years. This time I determined to sit before YHVH until He showed me what He requires of me asan offering. "Yes, Father God," I told Him, "I understand that the burnt offering is me. I know You require that I offer myself as a reasonable, holy and living sacrifice to You (Romans 12:1)." But what does it really mean and what do you want me to DO for You? Shall we stay in this place of "Exile" until we get all the lessons of the wilderness and are released into the Land? Shall we lay it all down and wait for the "new thing" you are bringing in this next season?
I was full of questions. He was full of silence. So I waited. Finally I heard the still, small Voice say, "Go to Lev. 6:12." I read: "The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out, it must be Kept burning! What does a continually burning fire illustrate?
Leviticus 1:9: "It is an aroma pleasing to the LORD." How does my life smell to You, Father? Perhaps I finally understand that the aroma I produce is what matters. You love the smell of burnt offerings! Leviticus 1:17: "It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD."
Consumed flesh. An offering made by fire. Holy unto YHVH. Kadosh. This is what You require, not from my herd - but from my heart.
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Kelly Ferrari Mills