Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Giving Thanks

If you know me in "real life", you will no doubt know that I am not a happy chappy. I am one of those grumbling, complaining, snarky, not exactly sweet-tempered people.

I've always been more than slightly jealous of those lucky people, who, through a combination of training and personality are sweet, calm and lovely people. I've known quite a few of them, and they're just plain lovely to be around.

A short while ago I was complaining to God about this. I have to work really hard to not complain, not to use less than lovely language, and to not get cross about pretty much anything that doesn't go according to my plans. It's tough, and I'm far from good at it.

And God said to be thankful for it.

I was like, you have GOT to be kidding me. Be thankful that I am a grumpy, bad-tempered person?

Yep, was the reply. Because it's a struggle.

I have to work at it. I have to work really, REALLY hard to be sweet. And in some
ways that means I get to be sweeter tempered in God's eyes than those who are just naturally that way.

So... I'm working on it...

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