sacrifice

Sacrifice…I’ve been thinking alot about this word recently because I went in for some advice to a person who I trust to counsel me. I thought in my head, before going in, that I will state my case and ‘this is how it will go and this is what he will tell me’ I had already prepped this person by telling him my ‘problem’ via email and asked that He pray before I see him. He did, and told me what he thought the Lord was impressing upon him to talk to me about.

First, I must interject, the Lord is never changing. The Lord spoke to me several years ago about a particular subject, it was eye opening and I knew that even though it was hard it was what the Lord was asking of me. As time went on, I decided to do it my own way again and the results were no change. When I was going about it the Lord’s way I saw movement, I saw change, I saw ‘the light at the end of the tunnel’ but as time went by my flesh over road what I knew to be true and went back to going around the same ole mountain over and over again.

The advice given to me, after much prayer on my behalf, was exactly what the Lord told me to do years ago. I had never told this person about the revelation of what the Lord had spoken to me about years ago, I told him ‘my problem’. When this person told me this advice, advice I ALREADY knew, I almost started laughing, ‘like, are you serious?’ The Lord, He isn’t going to change His mind because I don’t want to do it His way, or it’s too uncomfortable for me!He just keeps being patient with me and letting me do things my way, be miserable enough to listen and do AGAIN!

This whole time I have felt I’ve been ‘sacrificing’ by me doing things the way I want to do them and the results are not turning out the way I wanted so I was sacrificing in the situation.

I am learning, that I do need to sacrifice by doing it the Lord’s way, being obedient to what he has asked me to do, and the results? Change, transformation, answered prayer.

The sacrifice I make in my fleshly manner will only be sacrifice in vain.

The sacrifice to die to my flesh and do it God’s way will only turn out the way God designed it, which is in return, the whole goal, when we live to be in His will and in His ways.

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September 11, 2012 - 3:06 pm

Ro Elliott - Yes…to let God have His way is always more fruitful in our lives and those around us…great post…blessings~

September 11, 2012 - 3:12 pm

Jenay - True true story sister. God is faithful and never changing and we just flop and squirm and He just lets us…and is patient. Then we do things His way, and there is fruit big yummy juicy tasty pretty fruit. The flesh is just so strong. I’m with ya on every bit of this. It’s the story of our human fleshly lives. Love ya love ya!!!

September 11, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Shauna - Aint that the truth. I do that too. Like repentance… repentance is no fun – I try a different route – nope – no change – repent…. ugh. OK why do we have to learn and relearn these things? Great post sister. Praying for you to die to self that you may truly live!

September 11, 2012 - 9:19 pm

Cooking Up Faith - Thank you for sharing. This touched me.

September 12, 2012 - 12:09 am

Brandee Shafer - That’ll preach. My pastor actually preached on obedience on Sunday. I feel like both his message and yours are just for me.

September 12, 2012 - 3:21 pm

Lori - My sweet friend, I know exactly what you’re talking about.
I love YOU.

September 13, 2012 - 8:05 pm

The Frazzled Mom - Marlece, great message!

September 15, 2012 - 12:54 am

Janice C Johnson - I’m encouraged to see I’m not the only one who has to re-learn these things. And now, to see what the Lord wants me to apply it to … first…….

September 15, 2012 - 11:42 am

Amy Sullivan - Oh, I love how what God told you to do was confirmed by someone else. Sometimes we need that, don’t we?

September 15, 2012 - 3:16 pm

Melody - Marlece….so glad to meet you through your blog! Thanks for stopping in and saying hello last week. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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