Devotional
SACRIFICIAL LIVING

SACRIFICIAL LIVING

For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. 2 Cor 5:14-15

Jesus wants your all, Jesus wants you to live for him, Jesus wants you to choose him and put him first over everything. 

He died for us so we can live for him. Sacrificial Living is living your life totally for Christ. Where you don’t think of yourself first before doing anything. Living as a soldier who has no life of his own. Living as commanded by God in his word and by the leading of his spirit.

God requires every Christian to live a sacrificial life; it is an act of spiritual worship. Romans 12:2  It is walking in love, putting God and others first before you.

Jesus Christ is a perfect example of living a life of sacrifice. While He was here on earth, He did nothing of Himself, but acted according to the instructions of God the father. All His judgments were based on what He heard from God. He was able to live a sacrificial life because he did not seek His own but the will of His father who sent Him. 

I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. -John 5:30

On the mount of olives, Jesus chose to do the fathers will even when he would have rather had it otherwise. This is living a life of sacrifice, where even when it is not convenient, we choose God’s will over anything else.

We are God’s workmanship, in other words we are his Script. We have been predestined to live for him. Not Living sacrificially would mean living a lie. 

You need to make a total commitment to seek and do God’s will and not your own. You should always say, ”not my will Lord but yours be done”.  

Remember, as a believing Christian you have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer you that lives but Christ that lives within you. The life you now live should be by faith in the son of God that loved you and gave Himself for you.

Living sacrificially means you’re willing to give anything and everything up for God and the sake of the gospel. That nothing would be too big or too important to give up for him.

Confession – I am God’s script,  I recognise that my life is not mine so I’m not bothered by my circumstances, I commit to walking according to God’s plan and leading for my Life.

THERE IS LOVE IN SHARING