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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Inspired by . . . always near the cross: sacrifice

Continuing the series.

Love

Humility

Sacrifice

Obedience

Submission

Faith

Trust

 

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It is not feeling the Spirit

that proves my saved state but the

truth of what Christ did perfectly for me;

~Valley of Vision

 

Does sacrifice come easy for you? Or is it something you do only when it’s convenient? If the latter is true, then it is really not sacrifice at all.

We all have different things that we’re selfish about. Mine is time. I have so little “me” time, that I tend to hold it tightly when it comes. There are very few people who I will sacrifice my time for, and even then I do not always do so willingly - -read: “I’m doing this but I’m grumpy about it.”

Whenever we make a true sacrifice, whether it’s our time, money, material things, resources, the object doesn’t matter, the act of giving out of our need identifies us with Christ and brings us near the cross.

There is a balance here. We should be watchful of our motives. In most cases, our sacrifice should be known to only us and God.

There is no carpet of moss or bed of roses at the foot of the cross. The ground here is hard and rocky, littered with stones that pierce the flesh.

But our discomfort is minor to Him Who made the ultimate sacrifice.

 

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment,

worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 2 Cor 4:17

 

Blessings,

June

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10 comments:

  1. Good reminder. I so struggle with this one… It's amazing the peace we gain in our spirit when we do sacrifice for others…

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  2. Beautifully said. Sacrifice is something we all need to learn more of and take action in. Thanks for sharing. I'm visiting from the weekend brew link-up. : )

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  3. Oh, June, mine is time as well. I am a people loving introvert. I am recharged by time alone. So, I can be selfish about getting that time and resentful when I don't.

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  4. Visiting from Lisha's place today. Thanks for this!

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  5. The photoing and the wording was, as usual, very lovely. Thank you for sharing so well. Appreciate that. Bless you.

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  6. Yes, there is always blessing in the sacrifice. It's always nice to see you here, Floyd!

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  7. It's hard, but I try to be content and thankful for the time I do get alone. I never thought about it before, but you are exactly right, I too am recharged by time alone. So nice to see you here, Elizabeth!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by, Sheila! Darling photo on your site today - somebody likes cheerios, lol!

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  9. Thank you for your kind words, Joanne. Your visits always bless me. Have a lovely week.

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  10. Straight to the point! Blessings back to you, June! Have a lovely Monday. :)

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