Crawling Sacrifices

“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” Romans 12:1

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My miscellaneous thoughts:

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•?I fully surrendered my life to Christ as a junior in high school. I remember a speaker in youth group handed out a blank contract from God. The challenge was to sign it before God filled in the details, to commit even before you knew the specifics. I signed it and meant it. Do you remember specifically when you fully committed yourself to living for God?

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•?The biggest problem with a “living sacrifice” is that it can still have the propensity to crawl off the altar! Many times I have had to crawl back up there. I’m grateful God is patient with me in those times when I get distracted or lose heart. Every single day I must choose to remain on the altar.

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•?The basis for Paul’s appeal is “in view of God’s mercy”. He also states that this decision I need to make is my “spiritual act of worship.” The word “spiritual” could be translated “logical”. In other words, committing my life to God only makes sense – it is the clearly logical thing for me to do – In light of the fact the Jesus died for me is it asking too much for me to live for Him? (I think not!)

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What thoughts do you have on Romans 12:1???

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Peace,
?Dave

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