Nov 2, 2010

What am I Willing to Sacrifice?

My thoughts have been going crazy lately. I have been challenging my own desires and questioning where my heart really lies. What does my life say? What do my daily activities say about my passion? What does my sacrifice reveal about me? Does my sacrifice or offering cost me anything? Does my sacrifice hurt? What am I willing to surrender? That I may live my life in complete accordance to God's will. Am I willing to give up the world and the world's desires? Am I willing to give my own desires? Am I will to live in a place of discomfort and affliction? Am I willing to follow His example and go outside the city?

And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come. Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise - the fruit of lips that confess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:12-16

3 comments:

Shay said...

This is a good thing to think about...thank you for posting!

Suzanne said...

Great post really makes you think. Especially with the holidays coming, Nov/Dec are my birthday, anniversary 12/14 and Christmas and my husband keeps asking for my wishlist and I just keep thinking - this is all just stuff that doesn't matter. There are so many out there that have nothing! He's getting frustrated cause I really can't come up with a wish list. I don't need anything I have all I need. I just need to bring our son home!

Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Suzanne
onelessbrokenheart.blogspot.com
Bringing them home, one orphan at a time

choose joy said...

This is my first time visiting your blog. Your post is really inspiring! Thanks! Blessings, Jennifer