The tension of sacrifice draws me into closer relationship. Sometimes the relationship I’m tending means that I explain to my children why I won’t be available to tuck them in one night. Sometimes I’m drawn into closer relationship with my children, and I focus my energy on them. Our sacrifices and our choices remind us that we are all image-bearers, and every relationship is holy. On whomever I focus my attention, I have the chance to see the face of Christ.
—Lauren Burdette, This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood as Spiritual Practice (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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So, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, you should do it all for God’s glory.
—1 Corinthians 10:31 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
May I see my moments of strength and my moments of weakness as invitations to draw closer to you.
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