Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. – (Romans 12:1)

 

To offer our bodies as living sacrifices, is to set aside all of our own desires, to follow Christ. All of our energy, resources and trust, need be placed in His hands as we allow Him the proper position on His throne in our lives. Our decision to do so ought to be our response to God’s mercy; an act of awestruck worship unto Him. May we offer all that we are, in response to the magnificent mercy of our Maker.

 

God’s precious mercy,Offered Unto You

Jesus paid the price;

in thanks we offer,

living sacrifice.

We set aside self,

and give God our trust;

let go of desires,

and seek He who’s just.

May we be pleasing,

in all that we do;

our life as worship,

offered unto You.

 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are merciful and just, and that when we come before You, You receive us as we are. Thank You that You receive us as we come, as You view us through the lens of Your Son. Forgive us for not setting aside all of our own desires to follow Yours, and help us to submit all unto You. Teach us to trust You more, so that we give everything to You, and hold nothing back. Help us to put all that we are into following You, so that we don’t miss out on more of You. Lead us to love others as You so generously love each of us, and may many come to know You, personally, as a result. Be glorified, O God, as we give all unto You. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. – 2 Corinthians 1:3

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