Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 24:1‐25:28, Romans 12:1‐21, Psalm 22:19‐31, Proverbs 20:8‐10
Romans 12:1 – I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
- Brothers – Christians (context of Romans)
- By the mercies of God
- Present your bodies
- as living sacrifice
- acceptable to God
- which is your spiritual worship
On my off day this week, Rebecca and I spent two hours together in Starbucks. We were talking about an uncomfortable possibility for our family. After making a list of why to and why not to pursue the option, Rebecca a said: “All the reasons not to are selfish.” In an hour of prayer and conversation, God moved us from a point of reluctance in the sacrifice to a real point of excitement in the sacrifice. In a new way, God was allowing us to see how offering our body was truly a feeling of worship.
Apply: I want to look for ways to present my body as a “living sacrifice” at camp today.
Have you ever experienced the joy of offering yourself to God as a living sacrifice?