Loving God Through Our Sacrifice
"We know what real love is because Jesus gave up His life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters ... Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions." (1 John 3:16, 18 CEV)
You were created to live a life BEYOND YOURSELF.
"My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them." (Ps. 139:15-16)
"For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." (Eph. 2:10)
Your life will be defined by what's on your DASH.
"When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things." (1 Cor. 13:11)
"...whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant... For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." (Mark 10:43-45)
What sacrifice are you willing to make for a cause GREATER than yourself?
"If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Mark 8:34-37)