Being thankful for sacrifice is a stretch

All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory. 2 Cor. 4:15

What is beneficial to God’s kingdom is not always expected or convenient.  Often it is costs the very things we consider essentials. Being thankful for Christ’s sacrifice is easier than being thankful for my own. Rather than praying that God replace what we sacrifice, we can choose to be thankful for the opportunity to give God glory and reveal Him to those around us.

Lord, help me be less self-centered.