A Living Sacrifice

 

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. Do not conform 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

Our bodies belong to God because He gave His body for us.

We must live a holy life that becomes an acceptable sacrifice to Him.

Conforming to the culture of the world is unexceptable to our Holy God.

God transforms us when we allow Him to change how we think.

God’s will for us is good, pleasing to both Him and those around us. He is perfecting us to approach His Throne in Heaven where we will see His perfect holiness.

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie

All scripture connections (in blue) are with Bible Gateway.

He Has All Of Me

GOD is striding ahead of you. Proudly, with importance in His step. He’s covering every second, every nuance of this day.

He’s right there with you.  Not just ahead but in front, back, sides, up and down.  In my mind, my heart, my soul.  He has all of me. He’s covering every second, every nuance of this day.

He won’t let you down.  He keeps all of His promises, faithfully.  He never fails me.

Don’t be intimidated.  There are bullies and controllers everywhere, including my inner mind!  Stop listening to them.  Only God is worth consistently listening to!

Don’t worry! Just stop letting whatever is bothering you have such control.  God is in control.  He has it all covered.

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie

Scripture references are from Bible Gateway.

 

Shades of the Same Color

When are we going to learn? When will we stop characterizing people by what we perceive as the color of their skin? God never intended this when He created us. We are all simply shades of one color.

There are as many as 250 shades of brown. They encompass all the ways God uses them in nature. The color is perceived as stable, safe, traditional, and conservative (from https://simplicable.com/new/brown-color). Add to that 30 shades of beige, all the combinations of those, and the possibilities are almost endless.

Where am I going with this? I’m tired of all the violence and drama related to the color of our skin. Consider this list of Not All…

  • NOT ALL whites are racist
  • NOT ALL blacks are thugs
  • NOT ALL people are perfect
  • NOT ALL cops are brutal
  • NOT ALL Christians are judgemental
  • NOT ALL gun owners are evil
  • NOT ALL Middle Eastern people are terrorists

What does God think of all this? Check out these verses.

Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right. Acts 10:34-35

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28 

And they sang a new song, saying:

Mandisa and Toby Mac say this so well in We All Bleed The Same

Here’s an additional thought… Black and white are not colors. Just sayin’ ………….

 

 

  Make every effort to live in peace with everyone. Hebrews 12:14

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie

Whispers On The Breeze

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Misty morning’s soft caress,

Sunlight through the trees.

Songbird singing in the air,

Whispers on the breeze.

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Each new morning is a new opportunity

to improve upon yesterday,

while hoping for tomorrow.  

 

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A Prayer For Today

Abba, Father,

You know me! You know what I’m doing, how I’m doing, what I’m thinking, you know every minute of every day.

You know I don’t, can’t, tolerate evil. Especially those who lie, manipulate, and control. Grant me a discerning frame of mind, the ability to recognize sin in both my life and the world around me. Give me patience and a clear mind in all of today’s challenges and situations.

Let my love for You grow and deepen. Keep me humble and always mindful of Your grace and forgiveness.

Show me where You are working and let me join You there.

Strengthen, guide, and protect me, my family, friends, government leaders and all who are in harms way.

Make it so because of Jesus and in His Great Name!

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Blessings to you and yours!

Marie