As Christ was crucified, he was positioned between heaven and earth. He was connected to God with open arms to embrace the lost for which he was born to save. Let us, as living sacrifices, demonstrate the same. As we live eternally, always in touch with the creator, let us embrace the lost with open arms of self sacrifice that some hearts may trust because of our faith.
Ro 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.


With fear and trembling, I beg you to mold me into the image of Christ.  I want to shine brighter! 

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

The intellectually lazy, ignorant and/or arrogant find solace in the extreme.    Balance requires action, thought, humility and often sacrifice of self.

 "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."  Isa 1:18

The concept of crucifying the flesh appears lost on the modern "Christian" and that is the demise of "Christianity".

Thankfully, there are those among us, disciples of the crucified risen Savior, living the crucified life to His honor and glory.They are true witnesses of Christ. Jesus suffered, served, believed, and gave for the joy that saving man produces.

Our culture is one of consumption, not sacrifice. Sadly, this cultural weakness demonstrates it's ugliness in the form of disloyalty to the local church whenever there is a newer, bigger or better thing somewhere else. Church "goers" often search for the next boost of spiritual self-indulgence with no intent of sacrificially serving God. This attitude creates a vacuum that sucks the spirituality out of the services replacing it with the criticism of wantonness.