Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.Romans 12:1 (NIV)
World Changer: Today we want to emphasize how Paul the Apostle extends a request in his letter to the Romans so that all those who had given themselves to Christ, also present their own bodies as a sacrifice pleasing to God and obviously this meant ceasing to live and think about themselves and walk fully surrendered to the Lord.
Paul explains to the Church in Rome that they did not conform to the way of life of this world, but that they allowed the grace and love of God to transform them through a change of life and understanding so that their testimony would show an example of living in the will of God pleasant and mature (Romans 12: 2).
*A Christian that has been born again is enjoying of the grace of God that has been given to him and the humbleness of Christ that now lives in him so that he does not have a higher opinion of himself than he should have, so that he behaves like a child of God and with the faith of the Most High that he received on the day of his conversion (Romans 12: 3).
Lastly, may our life show the fragrance of Christ’s love and may we be filled with love for our neighbor in the same way that the Lord loved us (John 13:34). Knowing that love does no harm to anyone and that the fulfillment of God’s law is precisely love (Romans 13: 8-10).
Today is the day to surrender to Jesus and receive by grace the forgiveness of all our sins and eternal life (Romans 10: 8-13).
Christ in us the hope of glory and our victory that by His love and grace allows us to change the world (Colossians 1:27, 1 Corinthians 15:10, 57). Hallelujah.