Picture what a living sacrifice would look like, probably not still or conscious. But constantly wriggling and squirming on the alter.
Maybe the problem with living sacrifices or even being a living sacrifice is that we keep jumping off the alter. Sometimes I leap down shocked that God has really ignited that fire, knowing fully well that sacrifices are burnt!
I stand before Him stiff and rebellious, demanding to know why this sacrifice is required of me. Unconsciously slipping away from my place at the alter, away from the purifying flames.
I’m more comfortable when I’m off the alter, but it definitely gets cold. It’s not as painful, but I miss out on true joy. Because its only through self-sacrifice that I can experience the joy of growing in faith, love and wisdom. Acquiring the fruits of the spirit.
All God asks of me is to give myself. The most intimate gift, my plans, my wants, my self imposed rights…melt down in the purifying flames of his consuming love, and with clearer vision I look my salvation in the eye. Jesus.
The pride the self absorption, the stuff I foolishly cling to just don’t mean anything compared to knowing Jesus Christ as my lord.
So I step back onto the alter. Ready to give the sacrifice of self. I won’t get burnt, but I will find life with the one who loves me most.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship – Romans 12:1
Share this from @doctorkanayo:
Published by Kanayo Dike-Oduah
Kanayo is a Multi-award winning, Author and Senior leader in education whose experience ranges from being a Deputy Head of Sixth Form, Head of Psychology and Lead Practitioner. Kanayo believes that these 3 elements are the driving force of her ministry and career. D.I.G; Drive, Integrity and Grace.
Having a psychology degree provides me with a broad scope to experience many industries and fields of work. Although, my main aim is to continuously learn and also to share my knowledge and experience with others, within and beyond the constraints of the psychology community. Hence my pursuit to teach!
Hopefully, the readers of this blog will find that it is infested with a scope of psychological knowledge, with the intention of conveying psychology in such a way that it is interesting and understandable to those who aren’t studying it as a discipline. In addition, you will find that I heavily cover various topics aside of psychology such as, Christianity because I am a Christian. I draw both passions together, Psychology and Christianity, observing how they complement and sometimes clash! This blog is where ‘Psychology meets Scripture’.
As well as teaching Psychology, I know God has called me to do something far greater in this world. My passion is for His Word and to encourage others to read the Bible, fall in love with it, but most importantly…fall in love with The Author! My role of teaching is not limited to psychology. I strongly believe God is stirring up the ‘teacher’ office of the Five fold ministry in me.
I’m a doctor by virtue, healing and performing heart surgery with words of encouragement.
I am extremely driven and passionate about getting everyone; both Christians and non-Christians to read, understand and live out the word of God. To achieve this, I’ve created online Bible Challenges, whereby people around the world via social media, read a book in the Bible, one chapter a day and share what they have drawn out from the text. I have numerous Bible challenges, all accessible from my blog (www.doctorkanayo.com) and the YouVersion Bible App where over 250,000 people have completed my devotionals around the world. One Bible Challenge at a time, I aim to change the skewed perceptions of the Bible being irrelevant and to show the true reality that the bible is ‘juicy’, tremendously relevant, fun and easy to read. My one prayer is that my teachings and writings from His word, will touch at least ONE person. That would be a serious mission accomplished to the glory of God!
If you have anything you would like me to blog about, do let me know by either commenting, or contacting me via my contact form.
Thank you for visiting my blog. With love, Kanayo x
View all posts by Kanayo Dike-Oduah