Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wednesday Worship - Living Sacrifice

Romans 12: 1-2

1-Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.
2-Do not conform any longer 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.

Philippians 4:8-9

8-Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
9-Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

These are some of the verses we studied last week.

To continue on my quest – I need to add to my “What is Worship” list.

In order to be WORSHIPING – here are some things I should do:

1. Renew my mind, and NOT conform to the world
2. Practice my spiritual giftedness by a measure of Faith that God has given me.
3. Demonstrate biblical love to others

WOW – that’s HARD!
It’s much easier said than done.

But, think about it – would my body be a living ‘SACRIFICE’ if it WAS REALLY EASY to do all of those things? As many times as I have read that verse, I guess I never thought about the actual words – LIVING SACRIFICE. We have to “give up” what we WANT to do, and let the Holy Spirit do what he wants to do by using US.

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