Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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.” Romans 12:1-2

The apostle Paul is telling us to offer ourselves to God as a sacrificial act of worship. Instead of embracing the world we are to embrace God. This is one way we discover the will of God for us and we can then respond to it


We are not perfect but we are marching toward maturity. Stop saying, “If I knew the will of God in this matter I would do it.” Instead start living your life—your whole life, for him and you will discover his will for you.

If you do what is right, it will be alright!


Smilingsal said...

Yep! If we would only do what we already KNOW to do...

Kelly said...

Great post! It is so important to completely embrace God and to be careful that we are not embracing things of the world. Things of the world are very subtle, so we must be on our guard.