Monday, August 27, 2012

Be A Living Sacrifice

Reading from the Book of Romans 12:1
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

Do you know what Paul is telling us here in this verse? He says that we are to dedicate everything about ourselves to God. Not just our possessions, money, time, energy, and efforts, but also our bodies, heads, hands, tongues, and even our minds, emotions, and attitudes.

We are to dedicate everything about ourselves to God as a "living sacrifice," holy, devoted, consecrated, and pleasing to Him. This is our reasonable, rational, intelligent service and spiritual worship.

Often we get the impression that to totally serve and worship God means to involve our bodies and spirits, but there is more. Here Paul says that we are to serve and worship God with our minds and emotions also.

We need to invite God to think and speak through us. This will let Him touch people through us. You can serve God with your face by smiling and showing yourself to be friendly to other people. You can serve God through your hands by helping or aiding someone who is sick, disabled, or homeless. You can serve God through your attitude, to someone who is depressed, angry or suffering a loss.

Allow God to use all of you. The more of yourself and your life that you release to Him, the more you will be full-filled and experience His peace and joy. Be a 'living sacrifice".

1 comment:

Gods Modern Day Martyr said...

Father God, Thank You for giving Your life for me. I pray You will use all of me to serve You.