September 8, 2008
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
You may not realize it, but we all worship something.
Why? Because God made us that way. He designed us to worship, but not to worship just anything. He hardwired us to worship Him!
Solomon tells us in Ecclesiastes chapter 3 that God “has put eternity into man’s heart.” We’re made for beyond the here and now. We’re made to experience and enjoy the living presence of our God today and every day.
And how do you experience the presence of God in your life today? Paul tells us in today’s verse to “present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”
Worship is so much more than the songs you sing in church—although praising God in song is vitally important.
Remember those two men who walked with the risen Christ along the road to Emmaus? They didn’t recognize Him at first. But after they had experienced His presence and realized that they had been with the living Lord, they said, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road?”
You see, that is worship! Worship is giving yourself to God each step of the way, every day. It’s surrendering yourself to the Lord in every area of your life.
Can you truly say that you’re surrendered to the Lord in every area of your life? In your thought life? In your work life? In your family life?
It’s my prayer that you will learn what it means to become a dynamic worshiper of the Lord Jesus Christ by giving yourself as a living sacrifice. When you do, you will experience His power and His presence in your life each day.
CAN YOU TRULY SAY THAT YOU’RE SURRENDERED
TO THE LORD IN EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE?