Living a life of sacrifice is a life of surrendering your all to God. Redirecting your focus from all about me to all about Him Jesus. It is a life of constant consistent submission to the Most High God acknowledging Him for who He is in your life, all He has done and is doing. Living a life of sacrifice can be developed to become a gradual way of life in Him through His spirit that lives in you.
And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:24-25
From my experiences it is a painful changing process where your spirit, body and soul slowly unites with Him crucifying the flesh, sinful nature on the cross. As you mature in Christ, the changes starts to manifest from the inside of you, your inner man to the outside of you, your physical body. You become more of Him and less of you, a reflection of His love through you. He must increase, but I must decrease John 3:30
Living a life of sacrifice could cost so much but there needs to be a burning passion on the inside of you that stirs your heart to keep pressing on in fulfilling God’s purpose over your life. The passion to follow Jesus Christ all the way no matter the cost. His spirit is like a burning fire consuming everything that is not of Him and brightening the light to be more visible so the world would see and know that Jesus Christ is Lord.
“No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets it on a lampstand, that those who enter may see the light Luke 8:16.
My desire to know Him more has grown more and more deeply, I am more hungrier and thirstier than yesterday to seek His face, show me His ways and instructions. I keep chasing after Him and doing whatever I have to do enable me enter and remain in His presence. The more I seek Him the more I find Him, the more I find Him the more I discover more of His grace to carry me through, His love poured into my heart and His truth that straightens my path.
Living a life of sacrifice is a life of worship in service to the Lord. In everything you do, God takes the first priority because He deserves all the glory, honor and adoration. You way of life, going to work, spending time with friends and families has to reflect Christ in you. He cannot be left behind or kept in the middle but must always be at the forefront leading the way, walking along with us during the journey.
Your body is the temple of the Lord. For in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ Acts 17:28 Living a life of sacrifice is an act of obedience to do His perfect will on earth as it is in heaven.
I can’t say that I am perfect in all that I do, but one thing I know is that He is always with me and would never leave me nor forsake me. Each time I miss it, He corrects me in a loving Fatherly way and guides me in the right path. My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor detest His correction; 12 For whom the Lord loves He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights Proverbs 3:11-12
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