Think about what these words bring to your heart, what kind of emotions they raise in you.
Sacrifice is giving what we need to live, what is essential for us.
It is not just giving out of the abundance but as the poor widow it is to give it all, even what her bag was empty.
Through the discipline of Sacrifice we see God giving His only begotten Son for us.
Genesis 22:6-8 – New King James Version
6 So Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and the two of them went together. 7 But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” Then he said, “Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” 8 And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together.
- Take a moment, sit down and take a comfortable position. Think about the things that you consider essential in your life.As you breathe in and breathe out let thoughts flow through your mind and do not hang on to any of them, let them flow as you keep breathing.
- Slowly focus on what has been in your mind and heart when you woke up this morning, yesterday, the week before, last year. Think about what gives you assurance that God is with you, that He cares for you. (your children, your work, health, sight…)
- Imagine having them in your hand and then opening it up so that God can take it freely from you. Do you trust Him that He will give them back to you?
But God, Our Father does not take all from us and leaves us with nothing, His promise if that He fills us with Himself.
Romans 12:1-8, Philippians 2:1-11