Take Your Everday, Ordinary Life

2 02 2015

crocus snowSo 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 MSG

God brings out the best in me when I submit my life fully to Him.  A submitted life in His hands can take the good, the bad and the ugly and transform it into a life that I could not have imagined.  I can submit my whole self and exchange my will for His will, my plan for His plan.  His vision and plan for my life takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary.  His plan for us is built on a foundation of peace and is full of hope.  I can present my whole life before Him; my health, my past hurts and disappointments, my shortcomings, my relationships, my family and my future.  I can submit it all to Him.  His arms are always open.  His hand is always extended.  With an open heart, He can begin the work of changing my life from the inside out.  With my attention fixed on Him, He will direct a new path for me.

And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.  Romans 12:1



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