Living Sacrifice

 

“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.  “And do not be conformed to the image of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is,  that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”  Romans 12:1-2

 

Father, I choose You.  I choose to believe You!  I choose to listen to Your Word.

Thank you,  Holy Spirit, for inspiring the Apostle Paul to pen the Book of Romans.  I have found and treasured Your mercies.  Because of Your mercies I am bound to present my body to you.  My spirit and soul are Yours.  My body is with me until my last breath and I understand that it needs to be on Your altar.

I don’t want to think, believe and follow the world’s system. I choose to be transformed by the renewing of my mind…I love Your Word! You have given me the gift of Your Word to renew my mind.

This is my prayer everyday.  This is my start everyday because in my sin sometimes I take myself off Your altar and choose to do things my way.  You whisper to me.  “You are My living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to Me–come back to My altar of peace, life and strength.  Live in obedience to Me and the world will see My will lived out in your life.”

 

Precious Ones….(that means you, the reader of this blog)

I took these two verses into my heart when I reached Romans 12.  I read and pondered them to a point they became embedded in my spirit.  The key to this beginning in Romans 12 is the first word, “therefore” referring to all the doctrine and teaching the Apostle Paul taught in the first 11 chapters. The mercies of God revealed in His truths and promises to us… our calling, justification, redemption, adoption, ALL of it.

What is our response? “present our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God which is our reasonable service of worship. AND how are we to live? “Be not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of our mind that we may prove what is that good and acceptable will of God.”

God bless you,

Marilyn

 

 

 

 

You have secured me past, present and future

I am rejoicing in You, Father for all  You have done on my behalf

Your Word tells me that You have secured me in my salvation.

Through the death of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ  I have peace with God.

Through Christ’s eternal ministry as our great High Priest I stand in the grace of God.

In Jesus Christ I have been redeemed to exult in the ultimate hope of the glory of God.

Romans 5:1-2

On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand

by Edward Mote 1834

1 My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

Refrain:
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
all other ground is sinking sand,
all other ground is sinking sand.

2 When darkness veils his lovely face,
I rest on his unchanging grace;
in every high and stormy gale,
my anchor holds within the veil. [Refrain]

3 His oath, his covenant, his blood
support me in the whelming flood;
when all around my soul gives way,
he then is all my hope and stay. [Refrain]

4 When he shall come with trumpet sound,
O may I then in him be found,
dressed in his righteousness alone,
faultless to stand before the throne. [Refrain]