God invites and welcomes sacrifice.

One of the hardest things that Jesus said to those following Him was, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” Luke 9.23 (

We don’t hear this spoken of enough, but basically the call of Jesus on our lives is to die. The assumption is that whatever God has to offer us looks better when God is offered control of our lives and when we humble ourselves and genuinely and actively follow Him.

There is a sacrifice, but it is countered with a life best lived the way it was intended to be.