I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God… -Romans 12:1
When and how have you experienced the joy of sacrifice?
The first thing that pops into mind is getting married ;). I joyfully sacrificed to share my life with my wife.
Seminary was also a sacrifice that I joyfully made.
Finally, there was my move out to Washington. Sacrifices were made, but they were made for a good reason.
When do you experience the desire to give yourself more fully to God? How do you respond?
This one is a no brainer. I experience the desire to give myself more fully to God daily. This is probably one of my first thoughts in the morning and one of my last thoughts before I go to bed. Sadly, this is one area that I almost fail daily. Things come up and get in the way. I forget to read my Bible or I forget to do my devotions. I get caught up playing on Facebook. My sinful, broken self prevents me from giving myself more fully to God.