I have a question for you when you read Romans 12:1-2:
“In light of all God has done for you, I plead with you, brothers and sisters, to offer your bodies as a Living Sacrifice, holy and acceptable to Him; for this is our spiritual act of worship.”
What does this passage inspire in you? How does it compel you to live differently?
This passage isn’t meant to land on us as an ‘ought to’ or a ‘should do’ – this is a holy invitation to participate in the divine nature of Christ (2 Peter 1:4).
To walk in a manner worthy of the calling is simply to wake up each day, to lean in and listen, and to faithfully, humbly, and obediently respond to the Savior’s invitation to walk intimately with Him; to do what He says, to love who He loves, to touch who He wants to touch through you. It’s a holy adventure of faith that involves you and the Creator of the Universe.
Is there a better invitation out there?
Offering our body as a living sacrifice is to make ourselves wholly available to God that He may use us in profound ways. It’s a call to a living, breathing, wonderful fellowship with our Savior that we – by His grace and power – might carry on what He started and thus, change the world.
I love the Message paraphrase of Romans 12:1-2
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”
While we have today, may we live fully for the One who saved us.