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 Extreme Sacrifice

We don’t have to go looking for trouble. It already has our address. Jesus often reminded his disciples that trials are part of daily living. Seeking God more earnestly does not mean seeking more trouble for our lives. No, the benefit of seeking a deeper relationship with God is to better prepare us for the inevitable. We don’t have a choice about what troubles come our way.

However, we can choose to have a relationship with God that prepares us for trouble. Some trials may mean losing our lives for Christ’s sake. Yet this is not the real sacrifice. The extreme sacrifice must come long before. We must sacrifice selfishness at every level in order to develop intimacy with God ahead of time. When we have sacrificed all to pursue a preeminent relationship with Christ, we will have already done the hardest part.


[i]~ Extreme Devotion[/i]

 2008/1/15 11:29
tjservant
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 Re: Extreme Sacrifice

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We must sacrifice selfishness at every level in order to develop intimacy with God ahead of time. When we have sacrificed all to pursue a preeminent relationship with Christ, we will have already done the hardest part.



Thanks for posting this...I needed it.


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TJ

 2008/1/15 13:11Profile
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 Re: Extreme Sacrifice

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We must sacrifice selfishness at every level in order to develop intimacy with God ahead of time.



So true, thank you for sharing.


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William

 2008/1/15 15:31Profile
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Have you ever wondered why a pigeon walks so funny? It's so that it can see where it's going. A pigeon's eyes can't focus as it moves; it has to bring its head to a complete stop between steps in order to refocus.

In our spiritual walk with the Lord, we have the same problem as the pigeon: We have a hard time seeing while we're on the go. We need to stop between steps -- to refocus on the Word and the will of God.

[i]Daniel...knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God. - Daniel 6:10[/i]

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