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, 23 May 2012

Matthew 4

Immediately they left their nets and followed him (verse 20).

These four men (Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John) were all willing to walk away from absolutely everything they had the moment that Jesus called them. They did not wait or deliberate, but walked after Jesus, leaving behind family and career without a backward glance.

How willing am I to do the same? God has called me to Uganda. If He said for me to go tomorrow, would I go, or would I um and uh over the things I’m leaving behind, leaving undone? Surely God can use me more effectively if I have finished me education… etc. But the fact is that I need to be WILLING to drop everything at a moments notice in order to follow my Jesus.

I am far too attached to this world. I cling to my own comforts, to my own status, to my own finances. But they are not my own. They belong to my God, to my Saviour Jesus. And I need to be ready to drop them if He asks me to.

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