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. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12: 1-2
In Paul’s letter to the Romans, he speaks of “offering your bodies as a living sacrifice” – said another way : because God has shown amazing mercy to us, through the saving power of Jesus over death, is appropriate for all of us to be dedicated to God, to give Him our lives as a sacrifice to use for His purposes right now on this earth.
Let us pray together : Holy and Loving God, indeed Your mercy, grace and kindness flows to us like a river. We are thankful for all of it Lord. We desire that we be what you need us to be in this world today : help us to be the church you need, a church that reaches out to our fellow citizens , righting what is wrong, showing love instead of anger and upset, and telling the world of Your saving mercy in Jesus, The Risen One, in whose Name we pray. Amen
Yours in Christ , Rollie