Are you offering your life as a living sacrifice to God and others?
Romans 12:1 (NIV) 1 “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.”
It’s way too easy to be self-focused. But that’s not God’s calling in our lives. We are called to offer our bodies as a LIVING SACRIFICE. As an act or expression of WORSHIP to the God we owe our eternal lives to, we are to offer ALL of ourselves to loving God, serving God, loving others, and serving others.
How does your life reflect this teaching?
How does your life reflect this teaching? My confession is that I fail at that over and over. I can do it when It’s on my radar…but getting it on the radar and keeping it there is the challenge.
So, consider this an invitation to put on your radar this teaching: to offer your lives as a sacrifice to God and others, instead of being self-focused.
Some Questions to Ponder and Discuss:
- What strategies do you use to keep God and his teachings on your radar?
- What are some ways you can live for God and others?
- What’s one small thing you can do when you notice you are being too self-focused?
Feel free to discuss using the comments.