“There are those who believe they are living the life of Christ. They believe they are sacrificing when they are not. Self sacrifice is Jesus on the cross not an hour in church instead of a boat ride on the lake or giving up a ball game on T.V.
Sacrifice is living for Christ.
Putting self aside to do His will no matter what that may be.
Many think they hear the call of God only to serve their own soul desires. Let not man put his own desires above He who created them.
Sacrifice is more than words.
It’s a heart desire to do as He commands. Love one another as He loves you, put others above self, and give as He gives. He blessed each yet there is no appreciation. Many see not the blessings He pours out on them. Many give credit to humans yet humans cannot do what He can/does do. Blessed are those who walk in His ways.
There are times ahead that will try the most faithful, tests to weed out the weak. Those who stand firm shall be rewarded. Those who fall shall be condemned. Let the strength of the Lord hold you up. Let His love carry you through.
Wars are on the horizon. Let peace dwell in your hearts. Destruction shall permeate the land. Let His wisdom guide you. Human wisdom is folly as you shall witness in the coming days.
Soon, My children, soon. Let not your leaders fool you with their rederik. They serve not the God of heaven. Their purpose is power, there is no power except the power that comes from above.
Stand firm on His Word. Accept nothing from those who seek self-satisfaction, greed, and recognition. They shall fall by the wayside for they know Him not. Be not impressed with fancy words for He is truth. Be on guard for false prophets abound. The wolf is on the prowl. Let not your soul be his feast.
Living the Christian life is sacrifice.
Sacrificing for His love, His grace is sufficient to meet your needs. His love is given freely but many think they have to earn it so they try to sacrifice. “Try” is the operative word.
Sacrifice is given out of the love for the One who deserves your love. Be not confused. Love is a sacrifice, true love, for true love puts others first. Go in peace with God’s love written on your hearts for it is only His love that shall carry you through. Be blessed.”
By the Holy Spirit 10-2-09
Scriptural ref’s: Mt. 10:42 – Mk. 9:44 – Col. 3:14-16 – 2Cor. 12:7
Sue is a Follower of Jesus Christ and the CEO of Elah Ministries, Inc. A 501c3 offering hope, healing, and deliverance through her ministering to hurting souls, her published books, short stories, blogs, Facebook, and website. She loves playing in the dirt and feeding seagulls on the beach along with a good book in hand is her favorite.
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