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  • Writer's pictureStaci Sweet

Sacrificial Living – Part 1

Happy New Year Everybody! Today I started reading 100 Days of Believing Bigger Devotional Journal by Marshawn Evans Daniels, and Day One is ‘Trust Made Simple’. If you know me then you know I trust no one, so when I read the title, I rolled my inward eyes, but I didn’t even finish reading the first sentence before God gave me my first lesson for 2022. The first sentence read,

“God is more concerned with our trust than our talent…more committed to our character than our career…and more interested in OBEDIENCE THAN SACRIFICE.”

This hit hard because not even an hour before I read that, I was praying…well not really praying, I was complaining. #dontjudgeme But in my complaining prayer, I was reminding the Lord that I knew I’d been giving/sowing on a level that I really couldn’t afford. Yet I gave anyway. At the time, I didn’t truly understand why I shouldn’t give because the Word says, ‘God loves a cheerful giver.’ But I knew, both in my heart and spirit, I wasn’t supposed to. But again, me being the grown