law of sacrifice

The Law of Sacrifice & How to Make Your Dreams Come True

The other day, someone asked me a question about receiving. The person felt that every time they wanted to receive something they would have to pay a comparable price. This person was afraid to ask for anything big because they felt that would mean they’d have to pay a big price.

As we chatted, I realized that I don’t look at receiving this way. I have a different viewpoint that has served me well throughout my life. There are a few verses I’d point you to. The first is Ecclesiastes 11. This chapter talks about casting your bread upon the waters and after many days it will return to you. It talks about sowing and reaping all day long and not worrying about the clouds or whether everything you sow is going to reap something. You never know what is going to grow – this or that, so just spend all your days sowing.

This chapter makes it clear that where we give is often not from whence we receive. You put good things out and in the right time, place and way it will come back to you.

In Luke 6:38, Jesus tells us to give and it will be given to us exponentially:

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Many times we think that if we want something, we have to sacrifice something of equal value. I don’t believe it works that way. If we go back to the Law of Sacrifice, we find a different view. For example, if you have a bean, you can eat that bean, or you can put it in the ground it. In the ground, if it receives enough water and sunshine it will grow a plant full of beans. A few of those beans can be planted and grow even more bean plants, also loaded down with beans.

Nature has a multiplier effect. Whatever you give nature, it pays back exponentially. Rarely is it a 1-to-1 return on investment.

Jesus made this promise to His followers which reflects this multiplier effect:

“And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.” (Matthew 19:29)

In this video I share my personal experience with the Law of Sacrifice and how helping other people achieve their dreams played into me receiving mine.

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Life Hacks: Law of Sacrifice, Law of Cause and Effect, Sowing and Reaping, Law of Attraction. Harness the multiplier effect of nature to reap more than you sow in life. How to make your dreams come true.

dream is at your door

When The Dream Is At Your Door

What do you do when your dream is at your door,
and you’re not sure you want it anymore?

I’ve had a big dream I co-created with God several years ago. It felt incredibly inspired and drove me forward to do a lot of things that were completely outside my comfort zone. Almost all the steps I’ve taken over the last 7 years have been about becoming the person who could achieve that dream. One of the things it entailed was developing my property into a retreat location.

Along the way, I had to let go of the main parcel of my property. In the process, I let the dream die along with it. I went through loss after loss after loss until I came to a place of simplicity… where I am no longer attached to things. As long as I have access to a piano a few days/week, a computer with internet connection, and food and comfortable shelter for my son and me, I’m good.

At this point of simplicity, God has decided to escalate materializing my dream in a way that is really quite miraculous. It’s moving so fast, I’ve had moments when I’ve wondered if I have any say in the matter. I asked God once, “Do I get a choice here?” The answer was, “You had the choice when you set this in motion. I’m just delivering what you asked. But, yes, you ALWAYS have a choice.”

I have felt so many mixed emotions – awe, wonder, and yes a little bit of confusion about God’s ironic timing, and trepidation. Why now when I honestly don’t care anymore? Just asking the question feels ungrateful, but it is a question I feel compelled to ask.

Finally, a friend sliced through it all and gave me some excellent advice. She asked me to decide if I still want the dream. I don’t have to accept it. I can choose another path. I still have choice.

When I stepped back and looked at the two paths set before me, I looked at them with new eyes. I let go of “having” to accept it just because I’d asked for it. I started asking myself what I really do want.

I’m not the same person I was when I crafted the dream. I’ve changed internally where I’m more concerned about who I’m becoming as a person, how I’m showing up and serving than about material possessions or land.

A new question for evaluating the situation came to mind, “Will this path help me become who I want to become? Will it help me serve in a way that God is calling me to serve?”

As I asked myself this question, the answer was an obvious YES. I could see that stepping forward into this God-orchestrated path means immense emotional and spiritual growth. My resistance to the path was more about me being afraid I wasn’t up for the path than that I didn’t want to be the person the path required.

I’m being handed a choice between stepping up, taking the road less traveled, the challenging path that leads to exquisite joy OR choosing the safe, easy path that lets me play it safe and live in the land of ordinary.

Safe path. Hmmm… ironically I’ve learned that the “safe” path is not safe at all. I think I’ll try the gutsy one instead…

The Way by Fastball

Lyrics to “The Way” by Fastball

They made up their minds
And they started packing
They left before the sun came up that day
An exit to eternal summer slacking
But where were they going without ever
Knowing the way?

They drank up the wine
And they got to talking
They now had more important things to say
And when the car broke down they started walking
Where were they going without ever
Knowing the way?

Anyone can see the road that they walk on
Is paved in gold
And it’s always summer
They’ll never get cold
They’ll never get hungry
They’ll never get old and grey
You can see their shadows wandering off somewhere
They won’t make it home
But they really don’t care
They wanted the highway
They’re happier there today, today

Their children woke up
And they couldn’t find them
They left before the sun came up that day
They just drove off and left it all behind ’em
But where were they going without ever
Knowing the way?