Building an altar is not about being on your knees in prayer. Prayer is a powerful weapon for your spiritual life. However, building an altar is more than about prayer. Spiritual altar-building is about taking your hard-earned money and sacrificing it unto the Lord. Then you go pray. As you offer what the Lord is calling you to sacrifice, the principle of altar-building would be in place and you would yield the fruits of your sacrifice.
Most people think that we open the gates of heaven by talking to God. I’m not saying we should stop praying and speaking with God. Our connection with Him is critical. Without strong communication with God, we would not be able to do anything by faith. Spiritual altar-building is about building structures for our faith. It is about setting up a tangible representation for your faith in your life. The Apostle James tells us, faith without action is dead (James 2:14).
Spiritual altar-building is about building structures for our faith.
When Noah first built an altar, he did not pray all night long in a shut-in. God’s commitment to withhold His curse and to bless Noah and his family was not because he spent days praying and praying. Noah built an altar. Noah sacrificed offerings on that altar. It was because Noah placed his sacrifice on the altar that he was able to express his faith. Without a sacrifice, his faith was not evident.
Isn’t it the same with marriage? You can say you love your spouse so much. However, if you are not willing to sacrifice for the one you married, then you cannot prove your love. If you only look after your self-interests and if you are not willing to give up certain things to serve your spouse, then your spouse would doubt your love. Your love is expressed in the sacrifice you are willing to make.
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Is there an offering on your altar? What is God telling you to sacrifice on your altar of faith?