A Living Sacrifice

Romans 12:1-2
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you.  Let them be a living and holy sacrifice – the kind that he will find acceptable.  This is truly the way to worship him.  Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.  Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
 
If we want change in our lives, it starts with us.  When we stop living like the world lives and start DOING and NOT DOING things because we want to please God, then He will transform us into a new person.  As we “sacrifice” ourselves to Him we will begin to see that our thinking changes.  It could be anything from using drugs or alcohol to telling coarse jokes to lusting after the opposite sex.  I challenge you to start changing some of those things and see if God doesn’t move in your life.  If you want to know God’s will for your life then give him your tongue and your eyes.  You start doing that and He will do the work of transforming you and showing you a different path.
 
God, I pray for the strength and courage to start putting Your word into action.  I pray for the boldness to go against the behavior of this world.  As we start down this path I know that You will help us to stay on it.  Thank you, God, for the opportunity to serve You and to know Your will for our life.  I pray this prayer in the name above all names, the name of Jesus.  Amen.


Ephesians 4:1-3 NASB

Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with Read more…