fat portion

by Elizabeth de Barros

But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering —

Genesis 4:4 

We don’t always get it right. Our measure is off, our scales are out of whack. The heart is reluctant. We get tired, want to throw in the towel. Give up just a little.

But the Spirit of God searches minds and hearts, and He sees in the dark.

His grace is sufficient.

When we come to terms with our depravity, we realize we have nothing to bring Him. God is not looking for a token. When we come empty-handed, mercy finds us and we are received. When the mechanics of being a Christian show signs of wearing thin, it’s the fat portion we must put on the altar. Even our lives.

Meet Him there.

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”

-Romans 12:1