|Posted by Lorraine Serra on May 9, 2014 at 10:35 AM|
"The problem with hearing the Gospel is
The perceived impossibility of living the Gospel:
'Love God, love others as yourself ' can only
Be accomplished when we embrace the
The sacrificial element of love….
When we lay down our lives as Jesus did,
We make room for His Spirit to empower us
To live and love more effectively than we
Could have imagined." L. Serra
This is how I started my posts on FaceBook page
concerning "Sacrifice", on April 30th.
It began as I considered all the struggling
people I have been praying for:
health and marriage issues, unemployment
issues, depression, addictions, political and
global situations of crisis.....
I asked the Lord, "Why so much trouble? Why is
the Enemy apparently winning? So many
Christians are living in defeat ?"
And, I was impressed by the word,
What do you think Jesus is saying?
In all the struggles of the human heart,
is it possible we are so consumed with
what we want,
what we can gain,
the "What's in it for me?" syndrome,
or with the "Life isn't fair!" attitude,
or the "I deserve better than this!" position,
that we have silenced the words of Jesus?
What did He mean when He said,
"If anyone would follow Me, He must
deny himself and take up his cross."
In our modern world, that's
the last thing on our minds....we
want comfort, convenience, immediate
I think we've been groomed for this over
the last 4 decades of technological breakthroughs
and fast food!
So, I will be sharing my gleanings from scripture
as I study about sacrifice. There are many meanings.
Can we line this all up with God's purpose for
our lives? Can we experience more of
the abundant life of Christ through sacrifice?
What kind of sacrifice exactly?
Pray with me, and for me won't you please?
I am keeping in touch on the Facebook page, so
stop by and please "Like" and "share" that
the world may know life in Jesus Christ!
Love and prayers of blessing for you today!
Categories: Living the Gospel...Really?