We’re still pondering the mystery of altars…
Your altar is a monument; a memorial of how much your walk with God has cost you. It’s a memorial and a testament of how much your walk with God has cost you. It’s not about a geographical region, though it might happen in a specific geographical region – Abraham had to go to Mount Moriah. Essentially, however, your altar is that point in time and space in your walk with God when you give up something valuable for him.
If you are truly a worshipper, in the course of your journey with God, you will definitely come to that point where you become so consumed with love for Him that you literally give up everything just for Him. There you are so overwhelmed with passion for him that, in obedience to his demand or out of your expression of your own love, you give up everything for Him: things that matter to you; your treasures.
When that woman broke that alabaster jar of very expensive perfume at the feet of Jesus Christ, it was not because she was excessively rich. Of course, she may have been rich; yet, I’m certain it must have cost her so much to give that to Jesus. And when she broke that jar of very expensive perfume at the feet of the Master, that became her altar.
Now, just ponder on Jesus’ declaration in response to her worship of Him:
“Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.”
~Matthew 26:13 KJV
Now, let me quickly point out that your most costly sacrifices to God may not be material. My academic and other career ambitions that I gave up to answer God’s call were not material things; but they were real treasures to me. What matters at that altar is that you sacrificed something to God there that meant the whole world to you.