Psalm 51:16-17 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; You do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart.
These verses struck me this morning. I'm a doer by nature. I do for my family, I do for others, I do for God; sometimes I do out of love, sometimes I do out of obligation, sometimes I do because noone else will. But this morning I was reminded that I can do till I'm blue in the face and never touch the heart of God.
Here's what God is interested in - Does my will bend easily to His? Does my self-sufficiency crumble in light of Who He Is and who I am not? Does my heart break for what breaks His? These are the things that matter to God.
I can do, do, do, but if I'm lacking a broken and contrite heart before a Perfect and Almighty God, what I'm doing will never have the impact He meant for it to have!