Monday, May 12, 2014
Learning to Embrace What God Has Done for Me
in reviewing Romans 12:1 it says, “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.”
God is good. So offer yourselves to him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing. That’s the most sensible way to serve God.
What this means to me:
I am to take my everyday, ordinary life; my sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life and offer it to God as a living sacrifice - pure and pleasing, because of what God has done for me. This is the best thing I can do for him. This verse reminds me to “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” (Romans 12:1 MSG). In prayerful movements, our faith and fitness connect and strengthen one another, reminding us that in God, “we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28 NIV). He is the giver of life and breath. As I walk, I should think of what it means to walk with God. When I get up to take a break from sitting, I should make a mental list of my blessings, or pray for people in my life. This will help me focus my everyday activities on God and what he has done for me. One thing I want to focus on today is my thanks for God seeing me through and healing me in my most recent illness. He has been so good to me, taking care of me each step of the way. It as if, God took a big thing, which could have been life-threatening and made it into a process of healing and of health. I don’t want to forget this. This is an important chapter of my life and the story I can share with others.
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