Sunday, February 13, 2011

Remember, Sacrifice isn't easy.. But its worth it!!

Today in church one of the lessons was about sacrifice. I like this video, of the sacrifice this young man made. He loved surfing more than anything, and he put that aside for something he new that would help him later on in life.. Seminary... Because of this decision he made to put the Lord first something better came along.
Sacrifice is a hard thing to do. Think of Abraham, he was told to sacrifice his son. Abraham was willing to do anything the Lord asked of him.  
The law of sacrifice was practiced since the time of Adam and Eve to the time of Jesus Christ.
A hand goes up (in class) and a question was asked, "how does this apply to our day? I don't find that its hard for me to make a sacrifice to the gospel." I thought this was a really good question and thought to myself of the sacrifices I have made for the gospel.
One thing that came to mind, was the recent converts that I have met and seen. They make many sacrifices, to do what they know is right. Some sacrifices are harder to make than others.
Missionaries sacrifice 18-24 months of their lives to serve the Lord. That can be hard there is school, jobs and family that we are leaving behind.
Yes, serving a mission is a sacrifice but its worth it. I know better things will come in time.
Its not just the missionaries that make a big sacrifice, there are many other sacrifices that people make to follow what the Lord asks of them. "One family sold their car to get the money they wanted to contribute to a temple building fund. Another family sold their home to get money to go to the temple. One brother sacrificed his job because he refused to work on Sundays."
Why do you think our willingness to sacrifice is related to our readiness to live in the presence of God? What sacrifices are you willing to make to do what the Lord asks.
Remember who you are and what you stand for!

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