Inspired by . . . always near the cross: sacrifice
Continuing the series.
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
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