Daily Reflections

No Sacrifice Too Great

March 13, 2024 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. —Romans 12:1

God’s call to lay down our lives on the altar of sacrifice means that we give Him all that we are—first for a lifetime and then day by day, moment by moment.

Does that seem too much to ask? Truthfully, there are moments when I feel as if something God is asking of me is unreasonable. It may be to provide a listening ear for one more woman when I’m spent at the end of a long day. It may be to stay engaged in a relationship with a difficult person.

In those moments, my emotions sometimes cry out, “I just can’t give any more.” But that’s when I need to take a trip to Calvary and look into the eyes of a bleeding Christ who gave everything to reconcile me to Himself.

God asks us to offer up our lives and daily circumstances as a living sacrifice, signifying our wholehearted surrender to the One who gave His life for us. Shall we offer Him only our affordable gifts or all that we are and have?


The Quiet Place: Daily Devotional Readings ©2012 Nancy Leigh DeMoss

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Make it Personal

When have you felt God leading you to do something that seemed unreasonable? Does Christ’s sacrifice change your perspective?