Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this waste of perfume?” (Mark 14v4)
When is a sacrifice not a sacrifice?
Don’t look at the cost as if it is a sacrifice.
Think of it as a love offering.
For no amount of money compares to His love for you.
To serve Him is no sacrifice at all but rather an offering of love.
Your offering is in response to His love to you.
He richly deserves your affection.
But He doesn’t demand it of you.
Offer it freely and willingly and not as a duty.
What value do you put on love?
Do you monetise everything?
Do you place a particular value on something or someone?
Do you do things thinking what you may get back in return?
Your motives are as important as the act.
Check with yourself if any of the above are true.
If you are not sure ask the Holy Spirit to highlight them for you.
If He highlights anything change your attitude and motive.
Change the way you see people.
Be thankful for all that He has done for you.
(from ‘Wipe His Feet with Your Tears’ by Warren George)