For the generations to come this burnt offering is to be made regularly at the entrance to the tent of meeting, before the Lord. There I will meet you and speak to you; Exodus 29:42
People will go to extreme lengths to be able to meet with certain high level or famous people. They will sacrifice sleep, work, play and their money or more just to get a near or with someone for even just a few seconds.
This can be of great importance when it is with a high-level official who may be able to help.
God had set up some burnt offerings that they were to do on a regular basis at the entrance to the tent of meeting. God said He would meet them there and speak with them.
Believers have an opportunity to meet with God directly and speak with Him and hear Him speak with them on a regular basis. However, in order to meet with Him it will require some sacrifice.
Burnt offerings of animals are no longer required by God. That burnt offering was provided for by Jesus dying upon the cross. The sacrifice now is one of time and effort.
Every day people are always running around doing this and that and refusing to slow down and meet with God. They are often focused upon the immediate here and now and put God on the shelf for later.
Each time a person chooses to sacrifice is own desires and wishes as a burnt offering before God and seek to speak and listen to God in prayer, God will speak. He is willing and ready to meet with them any time of the day, all year long. He will never be too busy or too high up to meet with any believer who seeks Him.
If you are like most people, you are very busy with life. Work, family, friends and more take up a lot of your time and energy. It probably even feels like a rat-race of speed and busyness.
As you are rushing through your days, be sure to stop and sacrifice some of those things that take up your time and meet with God. He has something to tell you about your days and His mission for you. If you do not stop and listen, you will not know what God has for you and miss the peace and strength He has for you.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will sacrifice time and effort to meet with God; that you will hear God speak with you; that you will put God at the top of your priorities; and that God will use you to build His kingdom on this earth.