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Monday, January 16, 2012

WE ARE A LIVING SACRIFICE

 
Romans 12:1


"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God--this is your true and proper worship." NIV


"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." KJV


What is a living sacrifice? It is total dedication of ourselves to God. It is giving our physical body, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit. As Jesus gave His body for us through death, we willingly give our living bodies for His service. We give our minds to Him so that He might transform our thinking through prayer and study of His Word. We give Him our will so that through obedience and faith, He changes us into victorious Christians. That is true worship and being a living sacrifice.


Heavenly Father, how we need Your forgiveness for holding on to those parts of ourselves over which we want to control. By Your grace, help us to give over to you every part of ourselves, that we might be available for Your service which is true worship. Make us living sacrifices unto You. In Jesus' name, Amen.


           
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1 comment:

Marydon said...

Beautiful start for the week ..
Have a lovely day ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

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