So I got drawn to writing on this while I was having my study on of the days. And the study texts shed more light on service to God and our lives being a sacrifice to God. Everything that emanates from us; All of it is a form of worship/praise unto God.
Let’s read this verse together:
Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.
Romans 12:1 (AMP)
So 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.
Romans 12:1-2 (MSG)
NOTE: It’s the same verse but in different translations. 🙂
Yes, just as Paul admonished the apostles in Romans, so also it is a charge to us to pay attention to our service unto God. Has it been out of convenience or a sacrifice indeed?
I can remember my previous work schedule included: waking up early and getting to work on time even if it means walking under the rain and enduring the cold etc. And I am most certain that this is the vibe for most folks in other places as well. As lateness is a No-No. 🙅
And then what do we have today, we have folks having their work-life – 7 of the 7 days in a week. With no room for worship/fellowship time included in their weekly plans or activities. And even some folks using their Sundays as their time off to catch their rest/sleep, hence neglecting the place of fellowshipping with the brethren. 🤔
Before we get so wrapped up in the statement “God understands”, let me remind you that God is a jealous God: not the negative type of jealously but a positive one – lingering and yearning for your time and fellowship with Him and your service unto Him. He seeks for you and I. 💕
Quit chasing a race that is ephemeral, would you? And choose His race – God race, which leads to an everlasting rest and settlement.
Trust me, there can be a balance in your work schedule and your fellowship time with Him. As well as with the brethren if only we see it as a commitment, not an option.
So dear reader, that is the charge. Let’s make God more of a priority in our lives beyond the lip confessions and really make Him our aim in our daily fittings and plans.
Just quick question folks:
Would you go to church under the rain even if it is raining heavily or would you rather stay back?. And in a scenario whereby places change and it happens to be to your workplace – would you make it down there no matter what?. 🤔
Think on this. How have you and I been cheating God of the intimacy He so many desires in us, all in a bid to fit other plans of ours and get it right? Whereas we live Him on a “I will do it later; God understands” mode. 😕
Caution dear reader!
Do have a blessed and fruitful new week. Selah!.
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