2013 has been a looong year, already! Longest 3 months of my life. And the most difficult. I look back on 2012 and I see how blessed I have been, every step of the way God has amazed us with his love, unnumbered surprises He prepared for us.
And now 2013, again I see God at work, stronger than ever before, blessing me, but not when I wasn’t expecting it, with beautiful surprises, but when I was fallen, without hope and lost because of the circumstances I/we was/were in. And oh how much greater He is in our suffering!! Can’t compare it, what you receive from Him when you find yourself stranded in an unknown future is immeasurable more precious and intimate. I have felt Jesus like never before!
I’ve learned to trust in His provision, take what He prepares for me and accept His will and not to be fearful of the future because He holds it in His mighty hand. Life is sweet at His feet!
Jesus is alive! Let your heart believe it and receive it. You are losing the world if you won’t do it.
Sacrifice (/ˈsakrɪfʌɪs/): an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy.
As we were studying the topic of “love is sacrifice” this past week we realized that we don’t know much about it. And we certainly don’t do it in its primary sense, as in giving up something very precious for someone else.
But God did. Jesus did. He sacrificed everything for a people so unworthy, so hardhearted and stubborn. For me, even though he knew I will not choose to follow Him on my own, that I will sin and brake His heart. God died for me in the most brutal way possible. Think of God dying…very hard to imagine isn’t it?
Not many recognize Jesus’s sacrifice. And not many know what acknowledging it will do for their lives: “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1John 4:9-10).
1 John 5:11
“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”
Watch the video to understand how this looks like for those who say ‘yes’ to the blood shed 2000 years ago, by Jesus on the cross.