Romans 12:1-2 (NIV) – 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.
God moves worship beyond simply a practice or momentary act and moves it into the realm of our existence – our life, who we are, and therefore what we will naturally do. More than an act of offering, our whole lives become the act of worship.
In authentic worship we offer up our body, our whole life for the glory of God to be known in and through us. We also offer up our finances, resources, and time to the Lord as a spiritual sacrifice. We offer up our praise to the Lord.
“I have loved you” says the Lord speaks louder and further than we can fathom as we lovingly live in authentic worship of our Lord. By God’s grace, may we offer authentic and meaningful worship continually to the only One who is worthy of all honor and glory and praise, even among all the nations.
Prayer: Dear Lord, in view of your mercy, we offer our bodies as a living sacrifice this weekend. May our worship be holy and pleasing to you. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Let’s worship singing to “I Surrender” by Hillsong. (Click Here)