Praise Works

Praise Works is a personal devotional to God. It contains meditations, prayer, praise, thoughts and even rants to God. Its purpose is to be consistent in relationship with God through a written log exchange. While this is personal, perhaps others will be inspired.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

God Makes It Easy to Sacrifice Big

Thank you Lord, that when you ask those of us who truly love you, who have received your word to sacrifice big, you make it easy.

When you ask for a big sacrifice - our time or our finances - even though we know you blessed us with both time and money, it can be hard to make the sacrifice. Yet when you ask for a big one and the ones who will respond are already known and chosen by you, God I thank you that you make it easy. God, you make it joyful because you said to give with a joyful heart.

So those of us that need a big miracle - biblically and often by the pastor's urging - we need a big sacrifice. But you never ask for something that we do not have to give up. And you never ask for something that we cannot make the choice to do.

And God, I thank you, for blessing us with the vision, with receiving the prophecy, and with a joyful heart to give the sacrifice. Because if we are to sacrifice then we are to praise. And there cannot be praise if there is a heart that refuses to push past bitterness and resentment at the sacrifice.

God I thank you for making big sacrifices easy with putting in us not only the vision and the instruction to sacrifice big - but also the joyful heart. The joyful heart comes after making the decision. God I thank you - for blessing us with the ability to choose your way. So I thank you Lord and I praise and bless your holy name.

To God be the glory forever and ever. Amen.


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