You HAVE a Choice!

“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

Christ, our High Priest has made one sacrifice for sins forever (Hebrews 10:12), and there is no more sacrifice for sin that can be made (Hebrews 10:26). Have you ever thought that through? However, God has chosen Christians “to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 2:5,9). This is where our sacrificial offering comes in. This verse beings with ‘and so’. The caption for the verses preceding this one is “A Hymn of Praise.” Here, Paul speaks of the depths of God and how much He has given to us. ‘And so’, only by the great mercy of God are we even able to give our bodies as a living sacrifice! Do you see it as a privilege and not a demand? Paul is ‘pleading’ with us to give ourselves to God. How many things in this life have you given yourself (heart, mind, body) to that is far from godly? By providing yourself as a living and holy sacrifice He will find you acceptable. I am thinking of the lyrics of the song by Lauren Dangle, “I am guilty… these hands are dirty…I dare not lift them up to the holy One.” DIVAs, not only lift your hands but lift your living body right up on that spiritual altar to the Holy One who is THE only One with a truly powerful divine purpose for your life!…

~~~If you would like to read more of this devotional or others like it, they are located in my book A Devotional on Faith, Hope, and Love by Amanda Seipel. This book can be purchased on Amazon. I am blessed to serve you!~~~

In His grace,

Amanda

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