by Terri Wagner
I have tried to take the challenge to prayerfully select a question and then watch conference for an answer for the last several conference. This time the answer came very early in the hymn "Praise to the Man," one of my personal favorites. But as always there is so much more than "oh, that's the answer." I put out the statement to my singles FHE group. We talked about what sacrifice really means beyond the obvious.
Relying on the tried and truth method, we looked up the definition: the act of giving up something that you want to keep especially in order to get or do something else or to help someone. As we discussed it further it was obvious that it means giving up something you treasure for something better. I suppose the simple example is giving up an excess of food for better health. Somehow I have a feeling I am going to struggle with giving up something I treasure to get something I want.
The good news is I don't have to try to figure out what...I only have to be worthy enough (and savvy enough) to listen carefully to the Spirit. The trick will be convincing myself it's worth giving up. I guess it's what makes the difference between a follower of Christ and a true disciple of Christ.