Romans 12: 1-8

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you:  Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve, if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

A Thought

Today, let each of us reach out in worship by giving our complete surrender to Jesus Christ. First, listen and ask Jesus Christ to send his Spirit to reveal any sin or unforgiveness within us. Secondly, pray and humbly repent and ask Jesus to forgive us with his love and mercy that was made possible by his shed blood for all who will ask in faith believing in him. Thirdly, praise and thank God for the measure of faith that he has given to each of us to become a part of his body. Ask God to lead us with the power of the Holy Spirit to use the different gifts that he has given to each of us. Lastly, go to work to produce fruit in righteousness for his glory according to the grace that we have received.

Our Prayer

Father we desire to worship you in spirit and in truth. We ask that you make us complete to be the part of your body in which we were designed to be in order to bring others to your love and mercy. Thank you for making all things work together for our good. We thank you in Jesus’ name, amen.