“Therefore, I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God to present your bodies to God a living and holy sacrifice which is your spiritual act of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what the will that God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Romans 12:1 – 2
How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop?
According to the commercial the wise old owl never makes it past three. He says the world may never know.
I wonder if that’s how you feel about your life. While other Believers talk about having an abundant life, do you sit quietly by wondering why the abundant life seems to have passed you by?
Romans 12:1 – 2 tell us some remarkable things about the life you’ve been given through Christ.
Your salvation is a remarkable gift from God. The reality is, God has freed you from the Laws of Sin and Death. In other words…you don’t have to live by the worlds rules anymore! As a Believer in Jesus Christ you live under a new law. It’s the Law of Liberty. It’s a law that says, “I’m free, so I can.” I can do what God wants me to do, be what God wants me to be. I can follow Christ into the exciting life adventure He has for me.
Now that you’re free from sin there are three things you can should do that you couldn’t do before. There is an urgency in the text that tells us, ‘…you should do these things because they work.’ In other words…this is how you find your sweet spot. So what are the three things you should do?
A LIVING SACRIFICE | A LIFE TRANSFORMED | THE LIVING PROOF
Next week we’ll dig a little deeper past the sweet, hard shell that surrounds the great chocolaty goodness that is this deep spiritual truth of God. We’ll take a trip in the Way-Back Machine to get a glimpse of what a real sacrifice might have been like and in the process discover together how to be a living sacrifice today.
Love y’all, God Bless,