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

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Do Good and Share – Five Sentence Friday

Whenever I read these words I think of the first day of school.  Especially with Kindergartners.  We would always tell them to be good to one another and to share with their neighbors.  God has applied to same words to adults.  Maybe we forget, as time goes by.  Maybe we don’t know how.  But the words are the same whether they apply to a 6-year-old or a 60-year-old.

  1. Part of God’s plan for our lives is to do good and share.
  2. When I sacrifice my time for others God is pleased.
  3. Whether I forget or remember, it’s still a choice.
  4. Sharing is hard.  After all, it’s mine, isn’t it?
  5. Doing good is more than being nice.

Think about that last one for a moment.  To do good we need to know what other’s need.  It’s not something we can assume.  For instance, I can assume that someone who is on a fixed income will need milk and bread by the end of the month.  Providing that is an awesome thing but what if you add a special treat to that.  I really don’t know anyone who doesn’t like some homemade cookies.  This is beyond nice and good.  It’s saying, I care about you and want you to enjoy the good things in life.  I hope this makes sense and that you can find it in your heart to go out and do good for someone.

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie