The Sacrifice

 

Lord, I want to be all that you want me to be…
Let me pray for others, feed the hungry, go to foreign lands and preach your word…
I want to be a soul-winner and tell great tales of how you set men free and tell what I’ve heard…I’m sold out and committed, there is no doubt…I will follow thee.
Lord, why have you sent me to this place? I’m alone most of time and all I do is write, pray and go to church…read your word and as I search, I don’t understand why I’m here at all…
Listen God, I’ve prayed and cried and done everything but everything I try…seems small and insignificant I can’t see where I’ve helped at all…
GOD I’M ASKING PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT WITH ME…WHERE ARE YOU GOD…JUST TELL ME, PLEASE…DIDN’T YOU HEAR ME WHEN I SAID, I’M READY TO DO ANYTHING YOU ASK…?
If you aren’t going to use me here, then please let me go home to family…I miss them terribly…five years I’ve cried and prayed for guidance…I’m still alone and miss my home, where grandbabies play and grow and roam…but not with me, Oh can’t you see, I miss them terribly…
OK Lord, I get it…It’s your will…not mine…be done…I’m open Lord and I give my heart in total surrender to you…you’re the one…who calls the shots…I’m here Lord, this is all I’ve got…but what I have is yours…
In the stillness of a breath upon my heart I hear…Child I know what’s best for you and here is where I’ve sent you…to be a light in a tiny place where no one can see the tears on your face…only me and you have shared, these, last five years, and for this purpose I’m brought you here…obedience is better than sacrifice
Growing up is hard to do…but patient-heart I promise you…will know in due season what it takes to live this life and what is true…on the journey I’ve charted out for you…
You see time is not relevant in the realm where I dwell… all that’s important is your heart so I’ll tell…you, the perfect sacrifice has already been met…that all I ask is obedience and let, my love be the motive of your heart…then those who are weak and without will see that it is I, not you, living inside of thee…in grace and long suffering, with humility, that’s where you will find serenity and peace throughout eternity…Obedience is all I ask of thee…
I hear you daddy God…I surrender to the call…the sacrifice I thought you wanted, wasn’t that at all…
Obedience only comes through suffering, producing the fruit of humility … only then will we be used for God’s glory…
~M. S. O’Neill September 28, 2017
While he lived on earth, anticipating death, Jesus cried out in pain and wept in sorrow as he offered up priestly prayers to God. Because he honored God, God answered him. Though he was God’s Son, he learned trusting-obedience by what he suffered, just as we do. Then, having arrived at the full stature of his maturity and having been announced by God as high priest in the order of Melchizedek, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who believingly obey him. Hebrews 5:7-10 The Message (MSG)

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I love the Lord Jesus Christ and am passionate about writing. I hope you enjoy the blog and come to visit often. Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2: 2-4

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