" Of course" he replied with a smile as he put some gravy over his turkey and mashed potatoes. " If the words you say are what you mean then I am pleased when your worship is accurate and authentic".
" Sometimes I sing hymns and don't really think about what they mean" he said as he looked at the Creator with shame.
" Nicholas, I don't want thoughtless worship" the Creator said as he took a bite of his tender turkey". " When you worship me, I want you to be a living sacrifice".
" What do you mean by a living sacrifice?" Nicholas replied as he ate some dressing and drank from his water goblet.
" When you come to worship even though you are tired and don't feel like it" he said as he bit into a sweet pickle and winced. " You are a willing and a living sacrifice".
" Ok" Nicholas replied as he tried some of the cranberry sauce he had on his plate. " What's for dessert?".
" Pumpkin pie" the Creator said with a smile.
research help:Chapter 13 ' The Purpose Driven Life' by Rick Warren.
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