“How did I get here?” I ponder as all signs of life fade from me. My eyes no longer glimmer. My skin has grown pale. It is cool to the touch. Exhaling, I produce nothing but ice. What happened? I let go. I let go of the One who melted my heart in the beginning. Now, I am colder than the first. My heart is as a heavy stone. Shatter me, my Love. Return and shatter me to bits. Leave nothing. Let your radiating heat, melt away my very existence. Let nothing be left but you. At least in the pain of it all, I would be able to feel.
Are we chasing God or are we chasing a miracle? Do we live life with hope that one day God will do this great thing and this is the main reason we do not completely release our grasp on Him? Or are we living each moment in life with our ear earnestly listening for that still small voice to direct our every move? Perhaps, we are the individual who takes everything personal. Looking for this personal request we have made known to God to come true. We believe wholeheartedly we know what God should and is going to do and we are waiting on that particular thing. Consequently, we have entered somewhat of an autopilot phase. Our daily lives can not really be used by God at all. We are so sure about our future, our ears could not receive any other direction by His Spirit. I fear to admit, I have entered into this predicament a little myself – or maybe a lot?
I receive a daily devotional sent by a ministry of the belated, loved David Wilkerson. Today Nicky Cruz, a true testimony of a life turned over to Christ, sent a message regarding Phillip and the crucial importance of this man hearing the Spirit. Phillip listened for the Spirit’s voice even when it didn’t make sense. He had to be making a point to being pliable in his every day life and susceptible to that wind blowing that may change his directions completely.
I also received a excerpt from a great man of God named Theodore Austin Sparks. He spoke of Christians wrongly applying scriptures in prayer to back up our personal interests, wants, and desires. We wonder why heaven seems as brass, but we are not seeking the Lord’s will and ways but ours.
I must say, I know I have been that selfish individual in prayer. Possibly, I have even let go my hold some because I still have not received the answer to my own personal prayer. There is a want in me that is strong – I do not wish to reveal at this time but I can ensure you it is no light request. The fact is I do not know yet if it is God’s will or not – but I have wanted it so much, for so long. I am hesitant and afraid it is not His will. But I do not want to be one holding back from God. Let me not forget my first love. Who found me when I had nothing. Who loved me when I had no one. What does he want for me? What am I missing in everyday life because I have become deaf, sitting in auto-pilot, waiting for my prayer to be answered. As if life could not go on without this prayer being answered. I have made it this far and He could get me through life without this request however. In fact, He could be it for me if I would let Him. I have long been proud of myself for my ability to hope in the unseen. However, my great flaw may be hoping for something that is not His will after all. Or hoping in this thing so much, I become blind to what is happening in the here and now.
Forgive me for my selfishness Lord. For not heeding to your Spirit every minute of everyday, but being caught up in my own desires. I give it over to you. Take my life and do with it what you please. Help me to learn to let you lead me and not to miss out on your Spirit and will. Help me to heed as Philip did so my life might not be one meaningless, that did not account much in your will and way.
Exo 16:8 And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.
Here is Israel, just making it to the wilderness of Sin. God had just done wonderful, amazing things and gave them quite the deliverance from Egypt. He had set them free from their oppressors. And yet so soon after, as soon as things got hard, they began to complain and murmur against God. You have to think these people are the most ungrateful individuals – however, to be honest, how often do we do the same thing. We seek God, He delivers us from our trial, and then so soon get complacent with the “good” being the “norm.” As soon as the trial eases up, we ease our hold on Him. “The Lord heareth your murmurings.” The thought pierces my conscious. How often have I done such? God hears our unspoken, subconscious thoughts that constantly doubts his ability to continue to meet our needs. Another note is how often when their is a struggle or pain of transition we blame the brethren. So often a leader of sorts or the one who is seeking God the most and not relaxing their hold is the one persecuted! When we murmur, “I don’t understand why I hav to constantly look to he Lord and involve Him in EVERY decision – it seems impossible” or “They are too radical – there is no way to serve God that separate from the world- mean we cant change the times or practices of modern day society.” These are just some light examples. But our “murmurings are not against (them) but against the Lord!” To allow that root of bitterness to spring into our hearts that first doubts God, then leads to untrust and death, and lastly hardness and rebellion – is detrimental. We must be wary of falling back in to the old “normal.” Comfort zones. Ruts. We are not like everyone else in this world who can just live life! In fact we are called to be separate. To be like Christ. To be a friend of the world is to be in enmity with God! Have we forgot the holy words of the bible. Even that word – “HOLY” in its origin means to “be separate.” Words we so often take for granted and assume they mean lack of sin are more than that. Holy. Pure. Separate. So many words that just truly mean to be different.
What did God do in this situation? He gave them what they wanted! He didn’t even began to argue. It would have gotten nowhere with the natural man – fighting against the flesh. Instead they ate to their glutenous desire. And when he offered something of Himself – Manna (a representation of Christ Himself), they would not have it. It did not suit their fleshly appetite. It tasted strange. Did not satisfy them in the way they desired.
Exo 16:28 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
Exo 16:29 See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
Keeping God’s laws and his commandments are staying focused on His Word – which is again Christ Himself (See John 1) and what God has spoken through Him. He has taught us how to live life – as Christ. Jesus lived his daily life according to the Father’s will Constantly making every move only as it was in that will. Keeping the Sabbath is not about keeping some physical day – It is about resting in Christ. Sabbath was to point to Christ! – as most things in the old testament (the sacrifice, the temple, etc.). What we can glean from all this contemplation of this chapter of Exodus – is to trust God and to walk in Christ, seeking his will in our everyday lives, whatever that may lead us through. God will get us through it – even as miraculously as he delivered them prior from the Egyptians. We just must never let that root of bitterness or enmity against God began to bloom in us. No untrust but to cast all our cares upon Him because He cares for us (as Peter said.)
God help me in this! Help us all! To trust you with our whole hearts no matter how things appear or seem. To trust that Your ways our above our ways and Your thoughts above our thoughts.
I may be alone but I am not lonely. I may be only one but I have The One. No doubt I have had times of despair when no one could be tangibly felt, but He had taken that place of waiting and wanting and filled it with Himself. So I am okay and so are you, though we may not have that person to hold. Because we are in the hands of the Almighty God and that is the greatest love story told.
Have your joy
I have another kind
You may “only live once”
But I have eternal life
I may not have fortune, friends, and fame
But I know my Lord and he knows my name
So I watch as you live your life to the fullest
Never paying him any mind
But those who have life will lose it
And those who lose it will find
Eye has not seen
Ear has not heard
What waits for those who wait
So have your joy
Mine lasts and is real
It’s not temporary or fake
Masks are worn to hide the truth
The truth you know deep down
That your joy is not joy at all
And you’re just waiting to be found
Loneliness entraps you
As a boa constricts its prey
You’re haunted by your past regrets
So you numb them to keep them at bay
It may be a lover: whether object or being
To fill the gaping hole
But you can’t deny there is this great longing
Of purpose in your soul
So have your “joy”
Though you now begin to see its ruse
That your joy is truly no joy at all
And that’s the cold, hard truth
“The bitter must come before the sweet
And that also will make the sweet sweeter”
So my sorrow now will turn to joy
And my heart filled hereafter
My hand grasps the soil. The sand scraped by my nails. I’m not giving up. I refused to be buried alive. I have grown weak. But I will climb out this grave. Exertion tests my motives. Failing is no option. One hand before the next, I climb. My knees dig into the walls that surround me. Scraped and targeted tho I be. I am near being free. I can’t give up. Purpose awaits. Sometimes waiting seems pointless. But move at the wrong time and you may slip into your grave. I’m overcoming death as the One before me. There may come times of testing but not without victory.
Who am I? Moses said it. David said it multiple times. I could feel their unworthiness in myself today. It has been a hard time for me recently. Life seems to be imploding, caving in. Everything seems hopeless and I a complete failure. Even those around me. There seems to be a lack of victory, of life. I feel like wrestling with God until he gives my the why of it all. As I struggle within I cannot help but recall the words God spoke when I lost my sister, “my ways are not your ways neither my thoughts your thoughts. My ways are above your ways and my thoughts above your thoughts.” Those words begin to reverberate in my mind. The thought “where were you breaks in?” It puts me back in my place. Who am I? Who am I! How dare I question God almighty?! Has he not gotten me this far. So I will hold to what I know. I will cling to the praises of blessings of days before knowing such shall be again yet greater.
The sharp blade of the knife pierces the flesh of my heart. I am brought to my knees. I feel my last breath escaping. Light dims into nothing it seems. I trusted this man. I gave him myself. And what has he done! I can’t deny my doubt: did I make the right decision? I am going numb now. I can’t help but whimper a scream, “What are you doing?” He replies, “I’m making room for me.” “I have shown you myself. I have revealed what lies within you. You have cried out to me to become new. This is what it takes. You can’t do it yourself. I have to remove the you in you.” I must pass away that he may live within. Less of me and more of Him. As a potter destroys the cubed image of the clay to make it pleasing in his sight, I am destroyed before my King that I might be more as his Delight.
I read of his pain, deserted by his love
I sense the despair as he cries out to her
She breaks his heart again and again
Yet he still seeks her out to bring her in
Shes a runner he knows, running into her grave
He is jealous for her, tho her own lusts’ slave
Let me share your burden my love
Let me share your grief
They can have their adultry my love
But I must have thee
I watched as you chose her
I envied how she caught your eye
I despised the way she hurt you
Yet she felt no shame inside
So first of all, this is reeeeeally long, but this is some things I got when I read Leviticus so I hope you see what I was seeing. I will also warn you it is not exactly a “comforting” message but has to do with REALLY going on with God which involves sorrow and suffering. The true Christian life is full of bearing our cross, but what did dying on the cross end with – being resurrected! Being filled with resurrection life, being brought to heaven, and seeing God! People always think none of that can happen until we literally die; I disagree. I know for a fact that spiritually we are seated with Christ in Heaven because the bible tells me so (Eph 2:6; Eph 1:20-23). Paul said he would give everything gladly JUST TO KNOW CHRIST! This came from a man who went thru immense suffering both before and after he spoke those words… and you know what? he never stopped following God, so obviously it was worth it. Do you know who wrote most of the books that minister to us so much in the new testament? PAUL! He wrote everything from Romans to Philemon and possible Hebrews. So he did get to know Christ! And this all came by suffering. Sorry for the introduction, I just thought you should know this gospel is not for the weak of heart. Anywho, let me get started.
First, Christ was the ultimate sacrifice. The old testament sacrifices were just a type of what was to come. To get people to look to God’s promise for a Messiah to deliver them from sin.
Heb 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
Heb 7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
Heb 9:25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
Heb 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Heb 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Heb 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
Heb 10:2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
Heb 10:3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
Heb 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
Heb 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
Heb 10:6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Heb 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
Heb 10:8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
Heb 10:9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
Heb 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Heb 10:11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
Heb 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
Heb 10:13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
Heb 10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
Heb 10:15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
Heb 10:16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
Heb 10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
Heb 10:18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
Heb 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
Heb 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
Heb 10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God;
Heb 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
Heb 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
So Christ sacrificed Himself as the ultimate sacrifice giving himself completely to the will of God.
Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Rom 12:4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
Rom 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
Rom 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
Rom 12:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
Rom 12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Rom 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Rom 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Rom 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
Rom 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
Rom 12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
Rom 12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Rom 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Rom 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Rom 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
Rom 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Rom 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Rom 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Rom 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
So not only was Christ sacrificed but Paul here challenges us to present ourselves to God in the same midset Christ did – to give all yourself to God, wholly giveing yourself over to whatever his will is- letting your will, and your self be crucified. The next scripture from Leviticus is an example of sacrifices from the old testament. What you see in red and parenthesis is the hebrew meaning of those words (you can see what words mean using a Strong concordance.) And between the verses i put what I got out of it.
Lev 2:1 And when any will offer a meat offering (apportion, sacrificed) unto the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour (strip; chipped off); and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense (heart) thereon:
Flour comes from a word meaning to strip. Flour is made by beating and grinding grain. Jesus himself was stripped (Luke:30) and Job said that God stripped him (Job 19:9). The meaning of this, i believe is when we give ourselves over to God, He strips us from ourselves and our natural man. It is not a delightful process and to be honest hurts like hell. But He has to strip us of ourselves through the cross that we might be clothed with Christ! So it is a great thing in the end if we can just get through the being stripped. Another thing I saw was that frankincense meant heart which i had never saw before. So its like they offered up there heart to God. (Pro 23:26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.) Eze 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
Lev 2:2 And he shall bring it to Aaron’s sons the priests: and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD:
Lev 2:3 And the remnant of the meat offering shall be Aaron’s and his sons’: it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire.
Lev 2:4 And if thou bring an oblation of a meat offering baken in the oven (furnace) , it shall be unleavened (without mixture) cakes (puncture, wound, break, dissolve)of fine flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.
I thought that this had a lot to do with separation. We talked about how the fire was used to consume our natural self (like gold purified in the fire.) Also leavened bread is something in the bible that represents mixture (like mixture with the world.) So UNleavened bread is something completely set apart for God (circumcised of heart) not being mixed up with the things of this world. And I thought it was cool that cakes (of all things.. cake? lol) meant puncture. It made me think of spiritual circumcision (cutting off the flesh) and the scripture that says his Word is like a two-edges sword dividing between soul (that in us that seeks this world and things for self) and spirit (that in us that is after God).
Lev 2:5 And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in a pan, it shall be of fine flour unleavened, mingled with oil.
Lev 2:6 Thou shalt part it in pieces (open; break), and pour oil thereon: it is a meat offering.
We are broken just as Christ as the bread was broken (this is why you are supposed to break the bread in communion)
Lev 2:7 And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in the fryingpan, it shall be made of fine flour with oil.
Lev 2:8 And thou shalt bring the meat offering that is made of these things unto the LORD: and when it is presented unto the priest, he shall bring it unto the altar.
Lev 2:9 And the priest shall take from the meat offering a memorial thereof, and shall burn it upon the altar: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
Lev 2:10 And that which is left of the meat offering shall be Aaron’s and his sons’: it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire.
Lev 2:11 No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto the LORD, shall be made with leaven (works of self with no life): for ye shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in any offering of the LORD made by fire.
Lev 2:12 As for the oblation of the firstfruits, ye shall offer them unto the LORD: but they shall not be burnt on the altar for a sweet savour.
Lev 2:13 And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt (to rub to pieces or pulverize; vanish away) ; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.
Lev 2:14 And if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfruits unto the LORD, thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy firstfruits green ears of corn (tender) dried(scorch, loathsome, parched) by the fire, even corn beaten out of full ears.
Lev 2:15 And thou shalt put oil upon it, and lay frankincense thereon: it is a meat offering.
Lev 2:16 And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of the beaten corn thereof, and part of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
I know it sounds really rough. But thats what i saw in sacrifices. And trust me in the end its worth it:
Php 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.
Php 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
Php 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Php 3:4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:
Php 3:5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
Php 3:6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
Php 3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
Php 3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
Php 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Php 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
Php 3:11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
Php 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Php 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
Php 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Php 3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
Php 3:16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
Php 3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.
Php 3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
Php 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
Php 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
Php 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
The next scripture are just scriptures backing up that that is what God wants from us:
Psa 40:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
Psa 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
Psa 40:3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
Psa 40:4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
Psa 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee:if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
Psa 40:6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
Psa 40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
Psa 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. (thats what He wants; that we delight to do His will; we give ourselves to it)
Psa 40:9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.
Psa 40:10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
Psa 40:11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
Psa 40:12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.
Psa 40:13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.
Psa 40:14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.
Psa 40:15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.
Psa 40:16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.
Psa 40:17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
Psa 51:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
Psa 51:2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
Psa 51:3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
Psa 51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
Psa 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Psa 51:6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
Psa 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Psa 51:8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Psa 51:9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
Psa 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Psa 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Psa 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Psa 51:13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
Psa 51:14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
Psa 51:15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
Psa 51:16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
Psa 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Psa 51:18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
Psa 51:19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.
David basically prayed that he would be a pleasing sacrifice:
Psa 141:1 A Psalm of David. LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.
Psa 141:2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
Psa 141:3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
Psa 141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.
Psa 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer alsoshall be in their calamities.
Psa 141:6 When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.
Psa 141:7 Our bones are scattered at the grave’s mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.
Psa 141:8 But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.
Psa 141:9 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.
Psa 141:10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.
Heb 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
Heb 13:13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
Heb 13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
Heb 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Heb 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Heb 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
I know that was extremely long.