God does more in one day, than our best plans, schemes and strategies can accomplish in centuries. Lean on Him.
He reveals His sovereign power as the omnipotent Creator (John 1:3, 10) when He calls Lazarus to come forth and He rises; even death is subservient to the Sovereignty of God! (John 11:40-44).
“Paul summarized the history of the human race in one sentence: “They worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator” (Romans 1:25). Every human being must live for something. Something must capture our imaginations, our heart’s most fundamental allegiance and hope. But, the Bible tells us, without the intervention of the Holy Spirit, that object will never be God himself.” Counterfeit God’s by Tim Keller (location 232, Kindle edition)
Sacrifice, in and of itself, is not the gospel