Monday, October 15, 2012

Day 15: Sacrifice

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only 
begotten Son…”

   The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was one of the first
African-American units to fight against the Confederacy during
the American Civil War. The regiment was led by a white colonel
named Robert Gould Shaw. On July 18, 1863, Colonel Shaw led
his men in an almost impossible assault against Ft. Wagner, a
highly fortified point that guarded the southern entrance to the
harbor in Charleston, S.C. Colonel Shaw was killed as he led his
men in the assault, and the Union soldiers were eventually turned
away after hours of hand to hand fighting. However, they had
no regrets. These volunteers considered it a gift to fight for their
country and their freedom. For more than half of the regiment,
the cost would be great (more than half were killed), yet they still
treasured the honor to fight!
   Today, the church is in a battle for the soul of America. Moral
and spiritual decay grows steadily year after year. God has
demonstrated His love toward us in that He sent Jesus as a
sacrifice for our sins to save us from certain judgment and eternal
damnation. Do we care that millions are perishing and will perish
if awakening does not come to America? It’s an honor to pray and
sacrifice for the lost to know Christ – don’t you think?

Prayer Points
   • Ask the Father to give you His love for the lost
   • Pray that the Father will awaken your church to lostness in your

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