Sacrifice and the Comfort Zone in My Soul

integration sacrifice Feb 06, 2024
In January I pondered about my wholeness and what I am willing to sacrifice to find wholeness. I've pondered what God teaches in his word about the law of sacrifice and what he wants me to be sacrificing. I understand that sacrifice is an important part of my covenant path journey as a disciple of Jesus Christ, and yet I know I still have so much to learn. I realized last month that the law of sacrifice is not about sacrificing things. It is about sacrificing parts of me.
15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
(Psalm 51:15–17)
I'm realizing that this work about identity integration has so much to do with sacrifice--being willing to give up the parts of me I've held onto throughout my life that are preventing the truths from coming together in one great whole. That inner work is what is necessary to have the unity inside of me that God wants me to experience. Sacrifice means getting out of the comfort zone within my own soul. This month we are focusing on that very thing. Integration.
I found that this morning I just wanted to lay in my warm cozy bed and do nothing rather than activating my agency. It was a big commitment to get moving. I did some exercise to get my body energy going and sat outside in the cold but beautiful sunshine just to tell my brain I have to do things differently and let go of the familiar comfortable to embrace the eternal true. 
Join us to gather as a collective and talk more about integration and how you can nourish this growth process in your own life on Thursday February 15th from 1-2pm Eastern. Register here for the Zoom link.