“Be A Living Sacrifice Just For God!”

6 04 2011

Greetings in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ Our Redeemer! Dear friends may the peace of God always be with you and your family. Today friends, as I take you to another posting of mine, let us see what the word of God has to say to us! Have You and I friends been a Living Sacrifice for God?” Please read on friends!

Dear friends, as we look at the above topic let each and everyone of us friends reflect on oneself? Let us ask ourselves this question? “Are we a Living Sacrifice just for God?” Friends, let us see what the word of God is written in being a living sacrifice to God? As we look at the book of Romans 12:1 as it is written “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.” Yes, my friends! the word of God is boldly saying to offer our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God and not to be offered as something that is unholy and unpleasing in God’s sight! Remember my friends, God has chosen our “body” to be His dwelling place. We are the temple of the Living God! Let me take you friends to another bible scripture that is written in Romans 6:13,16 and 19 as it is written “Do not offer the parts of your body to sin,as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as instruments of righteousness!” Yes, my friends! The word of God speaks very clearly on how we offer our bodies, whether it is to righteousness or to wickedness!

Dear friends as we go on, in the same chapter it is written “Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey, whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death or to obedience which leads to righteousness?” Here again friends, we need to make a choice to whom we want to offer  our bodies to, is it to God or to the evil one? If it is to God then we live otherwise it is only death from the evil one! So be on your guard! ” Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness!”

Dear friends, as we go on, to be able to live as living sacrifices to God, we cannot live according to the world! Here the word of God is written in Romans 12:2 “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.” It is indeed difficult for us not to be conform to the pattern of this world but we can try to transform ourselves by the renewing of our mind through the word of God, my friends! Today, my friends, how many of us are renewing our mind daily through the word of God? It is indeed “compulsory” to meditate on the word of God because “God’s word is like a lamp unto our feet.” Without His word we will be walking in Darkness instead of Light!” We are suppose to be children of the Light and not children of the Dark!

Dear friends, do we know exactly what is God’s perfect will upon our lives? His good, pleasing and perfect will! It is to be a Living Sacrifice to God! Friends, to be a living sacrifice to God, we have to sacrifice ourselves to be worthy living sacrifice to God! And what do we need to do friends to be a living sacrifice for God? As the word of God is written in the book of Ephesians 4:29-30 as it is written “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen!’ “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.”Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Dear friends, looking at the above written things from the word of God, how are we to be living sacrifices for God if we are “contaminated” with all those unclean things in our body? Are we ready to give up all those things mentioned above so that we can be a Living Sacrifice for God today, my friends. As it is written let us “Be imitators of God, therefore as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God!” ( Ephesians 5:1-2 ) Dear friends, we are all in the Season of Lent! Let us take this opportunity to be a “Living Sacrifice” for God !  Have a Blessed Lent!

God Bless.

Jasmine.C

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