BEING A LIVING SACRIFICE By Sam Korankye Ankrah
BEING A LIVING SACRIFICE
“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.”
Our God is a loving father, who by His mercies extends kindness and favour to us daily – doing so much for those who trust him. One way to keep attracting His attention and gaining divine approval in all things is to offer your body to him; knowing that you are the temple in which His Spirit dwells.
“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which is God’s.”
I Corinthians 6:19-20
To give yourself to God for His Spirit to dwell in therefore means:
1. To abide in God’s Word and obey every direction of it.
2. To serve God with your time, talents and resources
3. To live righteously and eschew evil
4. To demonstrate the love of God in you through service to others
5. To be a true constant worshipper of God, and also understanding the principles of sacrifice.
Do you desire to please God, win His favour and have him find you acceptable to be blessed? Then offer yourself unreservedly and wholly to God and His ways.
My Father in Heaven, I lay all I am at your feet and bow before your throne of grace. Use me Lord as a vessel to bring honour and glory to your holy name. May my service and sacrifices rise up to you as pleasing worship. In Jesus’ name, Amen.