SACRIFICE; GIVE IT UP

Would you give up your job for God? Would you give up your luxurious or flamboyant life-style, your spouse, your family or even your friends for God? Think about it what wouldn’t  you give up for a chance at EVERLASTING life? Ok yes, you work hard for it (whatever your it may be), but will you or can you take it with you when you die? Now let me ask you this, do you work as hard to save your soul? Matthew 16:26 tells us,”For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

Life consists not in the abundance of the things you own or have (Luke 12:15). Are you contented with what you have or do you still crave more. If you still crave more at a stage where you should and can be content then that’s covetousness. Coveting the things of the world instead of the God who created all things is idolatry. One of His commandments are not to put any other gods before Him (Exodus 20:1-6). If you prefer to do your work, socializing, shopping, etc. over what God wants you to do, then it has replaced God from being first in your life. Examine yourselves. Who or what are you putting before God? Are you willing to give up everything and sacrifice anything that’s contrary to His word for Him? Life wasn’t meant to be easy but these are tough questions you should try to answer.

Jesus Christ gave His life so that we can have eternal life that is God’s gift to us (John 3:16, Romans 6:23). What are you willing to give up for Jesus Christ? Most people have a lot to give up like sexual immoralities (eg. pornography, un-marital sex, fornication), drinking, partying with the devil, smoking, love of money, to name a few but why is it so hard to sacrifice and totally give up the devils things for someone who sacrificed it all, paid it all, and gave it all for us. Are the things of the world so enjoyable that someone would rather die and burn than give it up? Trust me the things of the world are not worth the sacrifice of not having eternal life.

The only way to eternal life is through God’s gift of His son. After we accept Him and believe that God raised Him from the dead then the next step is to present our bodies as  a living sacrifice, Holy and acceptable, unto God which is our reasonable service (Romans 12:1-2). This means giving up un-godly things. Think about the things you do, would you still be able to do it in the presence of God? It is an honor and a privilege to be in the presence of our father, do not stain it.

Jesus tells us in John 12:25-26 that,

“He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world, will keep it for eternal life; If anyone serves me, let him follow me, and where I am, there my servant will be also, if anyone serves me, him my Father will honor.”

Why labor for things that perish instead of everlasting life? According to John 6:27.

My friends please do not let anything or anyone get in the way or between you and God. Allow Him to complete your life. Will you accept Him today? If you are ready go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page and follow the instructions. It will be the best decision you have ever made. For further studies and enlightenment of God’s word simply go to the Bible,and read it,ask God for guidance and enlightenment,and He will give it to you.
May God open your spiritual eyes and open your heart for understanding so he can cover it with His wisdom so you will now and forever more receive His word. All praise and thanks go to the Eternal King, Immortal, Invisible, the only wise, honorable and glorified God for ever, for using me to minister to His people.

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