YOUR BODIES AS LIVING SACRIFICES  

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9/22/2005 6:25 pm

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YOUR BODIES AS LIVING SACRIFICES


“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God -- this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is -- his good, pleasing and perfect will.” - Romans 12:1-2

YOUR BODIES AS LIVING SACRIFICES

The motivation for our holiness is God's incredible mercy and grace. We offer ourselves to him because he has already shown us his love through the sacrifice of Jesus. As we offer ourselves to honor him, we are worshipping him. As we refuse to be molded into the lifestyle of the world, we offer him praise. As we consistently do these things with our lives, God's will becomes even clearer. With the Spirit's help, we are daily being transformed to be more like Jesus (2 Corinthians 3:18 ‒ “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” as we display more of the character of God (Galatians 5:22-23 ‒ “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.”.

Father, as the old hymn says, "Have thine own way Lord ... mold me and make me after thy will!" I gladly offer you my heart, my life, and my future to used to your glory. In Jesus' holy name I pray, amen.

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