Be A Living Sacrifice
(Read Romans Chapter 12)
“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 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.” Romans 12:1-2
A living sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God incorporates the soul, the body, the mind, and the will.
This chapter encourages us to be living sacrifices in view of the mercy we have received in Christ Jesus. We do this through renewing our minds to the truth of God's word, serving and blessing the body of Christ through our gifts and above all by loving and being devoted to one another. Romans 12 is a call to live a life of peace, faithfully serving the Lord in all things and overcoming the evil of the world by the lives we live through Christ Jesus.
The Word of God, ministered in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, is the only power on earth that can transform us from worldliness to true spirituality. In fact, it is all we need to be made “complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work”. -2 Timothy 3:16 The result is that we will be “able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will”. -Romans 12:2
Your life is premised not on what you can get from God. You’ve already received everything you need in your salvation. It’s premised on what you give to God.
What do you give to God.?
Yield to the things that are right and noble and good. Daily give God permission to walk through you and expose anything in you that is “not of faith”. Willingly offer yourselves to Him for His examination. Live a life of holiness and be dedicated to serve God to the best of your ability.
It is the will of God for every believer to be a living sacrifice for Jesus Christ.