“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”
– Romans 12:1-2
Place Your Life Before God…
The start of this verse in the King James Version was going around and around in my spirit for this devotional. “I beseech you….” “I appeal to you” it says in the Amplified. In the ERV translation it reads, “So I beg you…” This is strong wording here used by Paul to God’s children (who you are now). This is a call to take God’s mercy and grace that are freely given to each of us and live lives that are holy and pleasing to Him. In order for you to break out of the world’s mold for your life, live your life how God created you to live! As it says in the Message Bible, taking your body as the temple of God and living as a sacrifice to Him is simply allowing God to shine through you; as you go to school or work or have interactions with family and friends, make sure your thoughts are renewed in the Word. This will show in your actions which is the best way to glorify God and show the world that we are His living temples here on earth!
Are your thoughts lining up with God’s ways or the world’s ways?
If not, what thoughts need to be “renewed daily?”
Walk with the King,