Monday, September 24, 2007

I'm so spoiled

But first a bit of history:

"The Cape Fear River is a 202-mile (325 km) long blackwater river in east central North Carolina in the United States. It is the longest river entirely within North Carolina, and it flows into the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Fear, from which it takes its name. It is formed at Haywood, near the county line between Lee and Chatham counties, by the confluence of the Deep and Haw rivers just below Jordan Lake. It flows southeast past Lillington, Fayetteville, and Elizabethtown, then receives the Black River approximately 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Wilmington. At Wilmington, it receives the Northeast Cape Fear River and turns south, widening as an estuary and entering the Atlantic approximately 3 miles (5 km) west of Cape Fear. During the colonial era, the river provided a principal transportation route to the interior of North Carolina. Today the river is navigable as far as Fayetteville through a series of locks and dams. The estuary of the river furnishes a segment of the route of the Intracoastal Waterway."

Anyway, about being spoiled- here I am eating chocolate, perfectly healthy(until I finish this chocolate, anyway) having lived a comfortable life. I have never had to sacrifice anything great, never been hurt worse than a broken toe, never lacked food or a comfortable life.
But it's still so hard to give up my time, comfort and belongings to serve others!

What are some good sacrifice-related Bible verses to memorize?


Lauren D said...

Em - Garrett pointed this verse out to me and I thought I'd post it in response to your question.

Samuel 15:22:

22And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

(King James Version)

Frazzledsister said...

Thanks Lauren. Mom sent me this quote this morning- St. John of the Cross, a sixteenth-century Spanish monk wrote, "O you souls who wish to go on with so much safety and consolation, if you knew how pleasing to God is suffering, and how much it helps in acquiring other good things, you would never seek consolation in anything; but you would rather look upon it as a great happiness to bear the Cross of the Lord."

Anyway, my situation here is not that bad and I hope I haven't been complaining too much!