|My view as I studied and wrote...|
I mean, yeah- He is the creator, He sent us Jesus so we can be with Him in Heaven.
Yeah, Yes! We love God!
But have you EVER asked God HOW HE WANT you to love Him? How are we suppose to Love God?
I stumbled upon the word Sacrifice.
When I think of sacrifice, I think of a fairly popular story in the Bible. You may know the story of Abraham perhaps of his famous trip up Mt. Moriah in Genesis 2222 After all this, God tested Abraham. God said, “Abraham!”
He trusted God. He trusted God’s heart. He knew God had the VERY BEST for him. He was asked to sacrifice and he began the journey without question.
COMPLETED trusting that NO MATTER God loved him and He could be trusted. He loved God. Wow. To live like that.
He said check this out and told me that story of Saul. And said loving God is yes a sacrifice but it is beyond a sacrifice. It's Being obedient. And He began to read me the story-
22 But Samuel replied:
as much as in obeying the Lord?
To obey is better than sacrifice You can read the story in 1 Samuel 15
Saul thought that going through the motions of the “sacrifice” the “look what I did” would suffice.
God says no-- I want your very life. Not the “great stuff” that you do or maybe give up for me.
I want you to trust me COMPLETELY.
I was angry for a very long time with God about “taking my life” away from me in Colorado. How could you God? Look what we SACRIFICED for you!! (Go back to the beginning of this blog and you can read more about that)
Through sharing my story at a women's retreat a few weekends ago, I found an even new place of healing that I shared in my last blog.
But here is the amazing part of a relationship with God- He continues to heal and show us new things.
In my search for HOW DOES GOD WANT ME TO LOVE HIM.....God showed me how arrogant I was to think God saw my ministry work as some great sacrifice to him.What HE was really asking me was not about a sacrifice BUT
Will you go? even a life you love (or think you love) even in the hurt.....Will you travel a Mt. Moriah and completely trust me?
WOW- He is still transforming me.