Body as a living Sacrifice

So often we can be distracted by life, work, people and life some more. We can forget what it is like to surrender ourselves whole to Jesus in unhindered worship from the very depths of our heart. I was searching the bible for verses that guide us and encourage us to live and offer our lives as a living sacrifice to God. Sometimes we worry about what other people think, even at church. Are we afraid of dropping to our knees in surrender? or raising our hands? or even embarrassed to raise our voice in a shout of praise? Because society has become so self centred, relying on the same pattern to our life as yesterday, last week, last year and so on. These patterns in our life can hinder us in worshipping Jesus, we need to let go of the social patterns in our life, let go of the things we are used of. In Romans 12:1-2 it tells us  “to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship”. I think from the view of Gods mercy we need to let go of our own life and embrace that of Jesus. Our bodies to be a living sacrifice.

Romans 12:1-2

New International Version (NIV)

A Living Sacrifice

1 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. 2 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.

Living Sacrifice

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~ by deepercriesout on April 7, 2012.

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