“Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ" – Philippians 3:8
When we hear the word sacrifice, we know that it means having to give up something that may be hindering us from achieving certain results and accomplishing specific goals, or from doing the things we love the most.
Some sacrifices are necessary to help you live a healthier, prosperous and successful life, like giving up eating unhealthy foods to eating the right kinds of foods, and learning new skills that will help you to gain more income or more clients.
But the greatest sacrifice a believer in Christ can make is giving up the very things that may be hindering him from spending time with God, getting to know more about the Savior of his soul, and to serving Him with his all.
What are you willing to give up? Many believers in Christians say God is so good, but is He good enough to give up the very thing that may be hindering you from spending time with Him? Is He good enough to want to grow in Him and to make necessary sacrifices to know more about Him? Is he good enough to give more of yourself to Him? And to serve Him using the gifts he gave you?
It was love that moved the Father to sacrifice His Only Son, and it was that same love that moved His Son to willingly give himself to save a dying world. What are you willing to give up?
Our willingness to deny ourselves of things that would hinder our growth in Christ and our relationship with God is an indication of our devotion to God.
By Gale Henderson. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.