By Pastor Angela Chester | Weekly Nuggets

Jul 13

1 Samuel 15:22″ So Samuel said: ” Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifice, As in obeying the voice of the Lord ? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams……………….Sacrifice is nessasary to obey God, but not better than obeying God, obedience  is decided by God, but we decide whether to sacrifice, clearing the way for us to obey. Sometimes , things will need to be sacrificed, whether they be people, time, money, human rights, choice, status , power, ect. You will need to bring your sacrifice to the alter dripping blood (ie) completely slain, sometimes it will be something  that you wanted , or thought you deserved with all of your heart, “in order to give complete obedience to the Lord,” there have been many time’s , that I’ve had to sacrifice, and the sacrifice’s have not alway’s been bad things, but I’ve found that they were things that would hinder or drain my effectiveness in my ministry and victories in the storms of my life. I read somewhere,”that the right sacrifice can set you up to win! But  better yet, obedience seal’s the deal!  I have found this to be very true, take it from me it works !!! Love in Christ!

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Gracy Billingsley July 14, 2014

Awesome word, Pastor Angela. I often say that breakthrough and blessings are on the other side of obedience. And we see this all throughout scripture. Really and truly though, when we love God, we will obey Him even when it’s not the easiest thing to do. Lord, help us to live by, “Not my will, but thine be done”.

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