Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A PIECE OF MY HEART...choose sacrifice!

As followers of Christ, we are taught to put others first.
We are to love, honor and serve others more than we love, honor and serve ourselves! But this is not always easy. In fact, such a sacrifice may almost seem too difficult for us. After all, putting someone first may mean we don't get what we want, when we want it!

If it didn't hurt alittle bit, then it wouldn't be much of a sacrifice, now would it?

No matter how difficult it may seem, nothing is as difficult as the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus gave for each of us. His sacrifice extended to the vilest of sinners, the unwanted, the unlovable, and the needy as well as those who were already His followers.

PHILIPPIANS 2:3 "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves."

Putting others first may mean that we have to give up that close parking spot at Wal-Mart, or it may mean doing something that you don't really want to do. No matter how difficult the sacrifice may seem, remember, Jesus didn't HAVE to give His life...He CHOSE to!

What can you give up for someone today?

and this has been a piece of my heart today!

1 comment:

Sheila said...

What can I give up for someone today? I can give up the time that I spend in front of the television to go shopping for food to take to the church for the holiday baskets that will bless someone.

I can spend time talking with God and remembering His death so that I would have eternal life instead of the idle talk that I do with my girlfriend on the telephone.

There is so much that I can give up today and take a stand for God, after all, did He not take a stand for me?