Welcome to the 5th and final attribute of a Living Sacrifice. I pray that these devotionals have been a blessing to you.
Day 5: Sacrifices are…Committed
Sacrifices do not leave. They can’t! They’re dead on an altar! However, when it comes to our call to be living sacrifices- oh, how squirmy we can get! God wants committed believers. Anyone can serve God for a day. But will you give him your life?
If you want to be a sacrifice that does not leave, you have to learn to not be in a hurry. Theologian Dallas Willard once said, “Hurry is the great enemy of spiritual life in our day. You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.” Why is hurry so dangerous? Because it produces anxiety and more mistakes are made when we are in a rush. God asks us to be people who wait on Him, seek Him and petition Him. None of those can be done in 30 seconds, between text messages. These take time…and commitment.
I was once talking to my Pastor after he had just shared Christ with someone we had met while walking. I commented to my Pastor on the vast number of broken people that each of us encounter on a daily basis. He responded by saying, “It should teach us to walk slowly.” Walk slowly. I have never forgotten that. A living sacrifice stays long enough to hear God’s voice and looks long enough to see His lost sons and daughters in their time of need.
I pray God would give you the grace to be a be living sacrifice useful for His Kingdom today. Step onto the altar and watch what God can do through you. Amen.