Offer Your Life

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Registered: 08-21-2002
Offer Your Life
Fri, 09-26-2003 - 2:05pm
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. ~Romans 12:1~

My Child,

>What is worship? It is singing, praying, reading from the Bible? Is it sharing individual testimonies? All of those things can be part of a worship service. But worship itself is the specific offering of your life to me. It is lifting yourself up--body, mind, and spirit--and saying, "Take me, Father. I am yours." I want you to be more than a temple built for me. I also want you to be a temple dedicated to me so I can live in you.

That's why worshiping me is more than hoping you're mine. It is making a definite commitment to belong to me. It's gathering everything about yourself--your hopes, your dreams, you talents, even your dissappointments and failures--and presenting then to me. I want all of you.

The One Who Loves Your Worship.