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True Sacrifice

on March 27, 2015

This week has been a bit crazy—I’m smack-dab in theatre mode. The high school where I teach asked me to direct a spring play and, of course, I said, “yes!” Because I love the stage and have a hard time turning down any such opportunities. Then I had the crazy idea to direct a play I wrote titled The Ballad of Pistol & Rosie, a hillbilly version of Romeo & Juliet.

All of which means I’ve had precious little time to devote to a blog article. Fortunately, my friend Bonnie Cozadd posted a beautiful thought on Facebook yesterday morning and gave me permission to share it with you. I hope it blesses you as it did me!

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Sacrifice by Keattikorn

Image courtesy of Keattikorn/freedigitalphotos.net

Jesus tells me to be sacrificial in my love for others, but darn it! There are times I want to ask—demand—“What about me?” It’s the truth. Left to my own devices, I am incapable of living out a sacrificial life. (I’m really not that good.)

I’m being honest here. Yes, only yesterday I wrote about giving up a restaurant table to an older couple, but that very afternoon I grabbed the closest parking spot I could find! I wasn’t a bit sorry when the other drivers gave me the “look” either.

Then my Bible verse for Thursday hit me with a reality check: “Apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). When I keep this verse in the forefront of my thinking, my spirit grabs hold and begs, “Lead me. Keep me. Help me …”

It is only when I shed the pretense of self-sufficiency that I become desperate for the sufficiency of Christ.

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Is sacrificially giving of yourself an easy thing for you to do? Are you “desperate for the sufficiency of Christ?”

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