Ginrich's Devotional Blog

August 28, 2011

Living Sacrifice

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:18 am
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Ro 12:1 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

With our triple digit temperatures we are having to get up before dawn to do our walking in the mornings.  Why do we do this?  In our sedentary world of push buttons and remotes our bodies do not get the exercise they need.  It is our responsibility to keep our bodies healthy and energetic for God to use.  In spite of the heat, I enjoy the walking early as the birds are waking up.  It is a good time to talk with God about the day ahead.  It is also a good time to appreciate God’s workmanship in His creation.  The early dawn, the sunrise, the bird songs all contribute to a worship experience.  After the walk and a cold cool-down (back into air conditioning) I am energized for the day ahead.  I’ve had time to listen to God for direction.  I am alive for God’s use here on this earth.  Our bodies are to be offered as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God.  To do that we must take care of them by exercise, eating right and proper rest.  Ask yourself today what you might need to change to present your body to God as a living sacrifice.

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