christian quotes, quotes
July 2, 2017 at 12:14
Isn’t anything we do where we acknowledge God considered a sacrifice, be it prayer, thanking Him for a close parking spot or a beautiful flower? In acknowledging Him we are giving up our self even if for a moment. Does that make sense?
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July 2, 2017 at 13:29
It does make sense even if in case in not fully on board. Specifically I worry about those professing to live a Christian life, yet have given up nothing. I hope that makes sense
July 2, 2017 at 15:24
Happy 4th of July to one and all!
I think you have a point. Repentance is turning away. We turn from sin to God. We give up sin. In a sense, because something in us wants to sin, giving up sin is a sacrifice. Serving God, however, is something we can do joyfully. We were enslaved to sin. We are free to serve God.
So let’s again consider the question.
Without sacrifice, is it really service?
That depends upon our attitude. Have we fully repented? Have we learned to serve joyfully? The answer is no and no. We are still learning, at least most of us.
Yet we should remember the sacrifice is not in service. What we sacrifice is sin.
All we have and all we are belongs to God. We are each stewards of what He has given us. Once we learn to be grateful for His gifts, it will be far easier to share.
July 3, 2017 at 07:23
July 3, 2017 at 10:43
July 3, 2017 at 13:37
Good question! I think godly service that pleases the Lord should at minimum hurts a little
July 3, 2017 at 13:43
I agree it should cost us so something
July 3, 2017 at 13:48
July 22, 2017 at 05:04
July 22, 2017 at 06:37
Thank you, Samuel, for your visit and comment.1
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