As we pass the Easter holiday, hopefully our minds are still, at least to some degree, on the sacrifice our Lord made for us. It got me thinking of the sacrifices we make every day. For me one of the great sacrifices is time. Time is the great equalizer, rich or poor all of us have 24 hours in a day with which to do what we do. In my case this blog takes time, my job takes time, my family takes time, my art takes time, my ministry takes time and self maintenance and health takes time. It’s all a sacrifice.
In the midst of all the busyness, everything we do requires sacrifice and so it’s important we are careful. I found myself gaining weight over the last few months. The reason for that is simple, I’m trying to get a book finished and develop a speaking ministry. The problem is if I lose my health, I won’t be effective in the ministry to which God has called me and if that happens, what good is all the work I’ve done?
Be careful what you sacrifice and make sure it’s worth it. Also make sure what you’re sacrificing to. We can push ourselves too hard to do things God never called us to do. Ultimately if we’re not sacrificing to God, our priorities are not in the right place.
Bible Reading Guide
An important part of following God is knowing what He wants and a great way to know what He wants is to read His Word. Follow this plan and you will finish reading the Bible in a year.
Joshua 15; Mark 11; Psalm 26
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