Sharing My Hope in Christ

Sacrifice without Cost  IMG_4952

Ashamed of my resentment toward the difficulties of guardianship of my grandson, I asked God for help in changing my heart on the matter. He sent help by reminding me that I had made a choice, that I am not a victim.

It occurred to me that my resentment was of the cost to me physically, emotionally, financially, etc., and it was affecting me spiritually. In effect, I was wanting my sacrifice of obedience to be without cost.

As I was reading 2 Samuel 24:24, (King David said to Araunah who wanted to give him animals to sacrifice free of charge), “I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.”

Obedience to the Lord cannot be without cost. This is what He has asked me to do and the cost to me is to His glory.

 

 

6 thoughts on “Sharing My Hope in Christ”

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  2. Connie, Your testimonial really touched me. First, it helped me to realize just how much I’ve been focusing on my own wants and not what God wants for me. Christmas and the coming New Year provide the perfect opportunity to change my focus back toward god’s desires. I respect and admire you for taking in your teenage grandson. My friend ruth here in Davenport did that about 10 years ago, and though it’s been a mighty struggle, she continues to feel blessed. That grandson, now an adult, still has needs but is caring for ruth in her own time of need. I look forward to reading about your progress on this blog. Merry Christmas to you, your grandson, and the rest of your family and friends. Mike Hoenig, Davenport, Iowa

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