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February 2019 Faithbox “Sacrifice” Review
An introduction to this month’s theme, “Sacrifice." Sacrifice is defined as:
The surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim and an act of offering to a deity something precious.
Taken from the introduction of this month’s theme, as stated in the dictionary stated by Faithbox. In simple terms, “sacrifice is something you like that you give up for a greater purpose or to a greater Person.”
Each product has a page indicating the product and company information and ways the organization is impacting the community and world.
Enclosed in every box a double-sided card to track my spiritual progress.
Info on connecting with their partners on Instagram.
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Subscribers can send prayer requests.
This month's Community challenge is to take a photo of some of the goals you’ve written in your daily planner and share them on social media @getfaithbox and use hashtag #getfaithbox, #faithbox, or #faithboxcomminity.
Craig shares of his wild party days and giving his life over to Christ. He is an author, pastor of Life Church, and Globally Online that launched the free YouVersion Bible app, which I use almost daily. He gives us a glimpse of how we can shed that alter ego and labels placed on ourselves. Here are some quotes from Part 1 Sacrificing Your False Self for Your Sacred Identity in Christ, Chapter 1 that resonated with me that I would like to share.
God’s power is bigger than your past.” ‘When GOD gives you a new name, by his Spirit and through his Son, you will grow into it”. “…our greatest struggle often yields the greatest opportunity for our growth”. “By God’s power, you are an overcomer”. These quotes explain how I can shed the labels bestowed to me by others or from my own labeling. The book explains how I can’t be held on to the labels that tie me down and not allow me to see the greatness that God sees, such as “…being labeled “broke” or “struggling” to being labeled financial decerning. Part 2, Sacrificing Cultural Relativity for External Values looks at ways to make a wise decision in everyday life and to live boldly for God. “It’s so easy to live reacting to our impulses, making decisions as if this moment is the only thing that matters.” “Wise people don’t purchase liabilities; they purchase assets.” “Practicing integrity matches your beliefs”. Lastly, Part 3 Sacrificing Self-Justification for Passionate Obedience “God wants us to be bold to take risks through his leading us out of our comfort zone”. “What you pray for reflects what you believe about God”. “We speak boldly about what we believe deeply”. “When you obey, you can expect God to show up and work supernaturally”. This book will resonate with anyone wanting to shed labels, start anew, a become that person God destined them to be.
You are NOT who you think you are. In fact, according to bestselling author Craig Groeschel in Altar Ego, you need to take your idea of your own identity, lay it down on the altar, and sacrifice it. Give it to God. Offer it up.
Why? Because you are who God says you are. And until you’ve sacrificed the broken concept of your identity, you won’t become who you are meant to be.
When we place our false labels and self-deception on the altar of God’s truth, we discover who we really are as his sons and daughters. Instead of an outward-driven, approval-based ego, we learn to live with an “altar” ego, God’s vision of who we are becoming.
Discover how to trade in your broken ego and unleash your altar ego to become a living sacrifice. Once we know our true identity and are growing in our Christ-like character, then we can behave accordingly, with bold behavior, bold prayers, bold words, and bold obedience.
Altar Ego reveals who God says you are, and then calls you to live up to it.
Deux Mains Designs Leathered Tasseled Bookmark – Estimated Value $20.00
This handmade bookmark came in three colors, red, blue, and cognac. I received a red leathered tasseled bookmark handmade and quality ensured by Jhenifer. “The bookmarks are made from over 600 pounds of recycled and repurposed tire inner tubes, as well as scraps of leather that are dyed for color and used to produce the tassel portion of the bookmark”. (Taken from the Impact Guide) Deux Mains is a spinoff from REBUILD Globally, founded in 2010. Deux Mains was able to set itself apart and become its own official Haitian business and fashion brand, learn more about their endeavors here. The handmade bookmark was not found on their website so the value is an estimate.
Custom Leather Wrap Bracelet – Estimated Value $25.00
This custom leather wrap bracelet has inspiring inscriptions regarding sacrifice and the Hebrew word for “Sacrifice” across the bracelet. The wrap bracelet wrapped securely around my wrist several times with a little space for wiggle room. It has an edgy look while reminding me of the path to sacrifice. I may actually wear this with a pair of jeans and an edgy t-shirt. The bracelet came in a grey velvet pouch with Faithbox’s message and name written on the front. This would make a nice gift if you don’t mind their name and logo inscribed on the velvet pouch and bracelet. I assumed this is a Faithbox item as the website for this item is Faithbox as indicated in the Impact Guide. I didn’t find this on their website, so the value is an estimate.
Here’s a closer look at what's inscribed on the leather wrap bracelet, Hebrew word for sacrifice and the saying “The path of sacrifice is not an easy one” and the Faithbox symbol.
Here the inscription says, “It requires discipline, conviction, and faith.”
Pictured here is the Hebrew word for “Sacrifice” and not shown is the inscription “But what you gain is greater than what you gave up” with Faithbox symbol and the word Faithbox at the end of the bracelet. The inscriptions are in silver with a silver clasp that tightens at the end of the bracelet.
Custom Watercolor Art Design Cards – Estimated Value $10.00
I received 2 5x7 calendar cards and 2 “Sacrifice” themed cards that were beautifully hand drawn and painted in watercolors and then digital produced. The cards were created by watercolorist Madeline Harwell a young American artist introduced to Faithbox while working on a previous edition of Faithbox with the band members Citizen Way and a collaboration began. The 2 calendar cards are for January and February 2019, not sure why they sent January since its past, a useless item unless you display the card in a frame for a keepsake. The January calendar has a quote from Bradford L. Hewitt, an executive for Thrivent Finacial, “living a life of gratitude for each day and the gifts God gives us is the path to joyful living”, and February has the scripture from Proverbs 16:3 NLT “Commit your actions to the Lord and your plans will succeed”. Also, the 2 themed cards have the following inscription on the front with beautiful watercolor designs. The first one says, “nothing worth having is not worth sacrificing for” and the second one says, “The path of sacrifice is not an easy one. It requires discipline, conviction, and faith. But what you gain is greater than what you give up”. What do you think of the quotes? They seem contradictory to me, but I may be wrong.
A Faithbox exclusive, a spiritual inventory for the month. The spiritual inventory has two sides, on one side of the card it has, “my verse for the month,” “spiritual practice,” and a numerical chart to circle each day that I did something for my focus for the month. And on the back of the card “pay it forward,” “list three ways God has blessed me this month,” and “where am I on my spiritual journey.”
Here’s the introduction to Everyday Faith on the theme, “Sacrifice”.
Each month I receive Everyday Faith, and this month is all about “Sacrifice”. The booklet is a monthly devotional with scriptures and quotes to guide me through the month, spiritually.
The Verdict: The February Faithbox has an estimated value of $71.99, not including the spiritual inventory and everyday faith. This month is high compared to previous boxes; considering the subscription is $25.00 plus $5 shipping. The values are estimates since their products are Faithbox exclusive and brands that cater and produce for their community so the value is hard to gauge monthly. This month’s box was okay for me, I enjoyed receiving the leather wrap bracelet and the custom watercolor art cards. I do appreciate how their theme flows throughout their boxes and their books always focus on their theme. The December box has been a favorite! This subscription has a lot to offer from books to lifestyle items and on occasion food, tea or coffee products all from eco-friendly, companies helping the world and community around them. This box is encouraging, leads me spiritually to think, question, and ponder.
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