Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sacrifice, God’s Love Language!

"Have I ever yielded myself in absolute submission to Jesus Christ? If He is not the One to whom I am looking for direction and guidance then there is no benefit in my sacrifice."

Quote By: Oswald Chambers

John 15:11-15

"I've told you these things for a purpose: that my joy might be your joy, and your joy wholly mature. This is my command: Love one another the way I loved you. This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends. You are my friends when you do the things I command you. I'm no longer calling you servants because servants don't understand what their master is thinking and planning. No, I've named you friends because I've let you in on everything I've heard from the Father.

The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

*My Prayer-HIS-THOUGHTS: KimberlyMac-Glowing In His Glory! Always-4Ever! Glow It!*

I realized this morning after reading John 15:13-15, that the Love Language of Father God, The Champion that we pattern our lives after, His Love Language is Sacrifice!

As Champions, we make a lot of sacrifices, to become and stay the best that we can be. But do we make these sacrifices unto our Father God? Are we focused on Jesus Christ? Do we as His Champions have and persevere in the "Godly Virtues" that He finished His race with? I strongly encourage you to take some time these next few weeks and sit with Jesus and learn about Godly Virtue! I have written an exhortation, penned by The Holy Spirit for all Champions In Christ called "Godly Virtue"! It is posted at my website: you will find it at The Servant Table. Meet Jesus there and learn about the Godly Virtue that will make You an amazing Champion In Christ Jesus, Who sacrifices with joy unto The Father God!

Hebrews 12:1-3

Discipline in a Long-Distance Race

Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!

The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

"Our friendship with Jesus based on the new life He created in us, which has no resemblance or attraction to our old life, but only to the life of God. It is a life that is completely humble, pure and devoted to God." Quote By: Oswald Chambers


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