Sacrifice vs enjoying the world

It’s the tension soo many Christians feel when coming to think about travel.  We want to travel and enjoy the world but we feel guilty that there are more selfless things to spend our time and resources on.  Lindsay Brown (IFES Europe) quoted someone (but many have said it) this last week saying:

“How to get round the tension between sacrifice and enjoying God’s good gifts?

Hold them in the palm of an open hand”

Enjoying all the good gifts that have come to us from our Heavenly Father should be done without clenching at them as if they are ours, but with open hands, ready to enjoy and use them for Him.

The image made an impression on me, given it’s a question in every seminar I’ve led!


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