Today's topic was on creating pure joy by being a living sacrifice for God. I'll be honest, this is a topic I often find myself struggling with because I have selfish tendencies when it comes to taking care of my family or myself. I don't always give of myself or make sacrifices outside my home. I do sacrifice much of my own wants or needs though for my husband and my son. I prayed about this in my journal that God opens my eyes and heart to blessing others more often. Don't get me wrong, I am definitely the type to hold the door for a mom struggling with her baby or I give a warm smile to a total stranger in a store.. I just feel like I can do more, much more.
I love the story about the two wives where the one wife leaves the cupcake and warm message at the door for the other. I have been blessed in much the same way a few times in my life and it can change your heart in a second. This devotional topic really has me thinking of ways outside the box to bless others who may or may not need it.
Do you ladies find it easy to be a living sacrifice? And do you have any fears yourself about this calling from God? My fear is my humanly selfishness creeping it's way back into my life.
P.S. I KNEW IT! As I was reading through the cupcake story, I had a feeling it was Jennifer's story!! :-)