Today’s Scripture: For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:18
“People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. Is that a sacrifice which brings its own blest reward in healthful activity, the consciousness of doing good, peace of mind…? Away with the word sacrifice. Say rather it is a privilege. Anxiety, sickness, suffering, or danger, now and then, with a foregoing of the common conveniences and charities of this life, may make us pause, and cause the spirit to waver, and the soul to sink; but let this only be for a moment. All these are nothing when compared with the glory which shall be revealed in and for us. I never made a sacrifice.”
― David Livingstone1
You may be asked to help out in a ministry at your church, but you may question if it is worth the “sacrifice.” Friend, if David Livingstone, who left the comforts of civilization to live and die in Africa said that he didn’t sacrifice a thing, then we too can have that attitude when it comes to serving God.
The extra amount of time spent serving God may require you to relinquish other activities or comforts, but the joy of serving the Savior Who bought your salvation is worth it all. The satisfaction of having true purpose in your life is guaranteed when you follow Christ. This is true even before we enter our eternal home. How much more will we be able to see that it is worth it all when we are in Heaven!
Christ gave the greatest sacrifice, and freely offers to us abundant life. Take advantage of this offer. It is no sacrifice to serve God; it is a privilege.
Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.