Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Today Reminder - 28 December 2011

My prayer for you for today is that you will live your life for God and that this world will not influence you. In Jesus Name.

Romans 12:1-2
A Living Sacrifice to God
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. Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

It is always quiet before the storm. I was woken last night by thunder and lightning as it rumbled through the night sky lighting up the earth and flashing through our window. The sudden sound of rain rushing down on the roof faded out the loud thunder that still continued in the background. I listened for a while as the storm continued before I fell asleep again. I love to listen to the rain at night, it always had a calming effect. Funny though, rain has a single purpose yet so many things can be affected by it. Our lives have but a single purpose but so many can be affected by it. Have you ever wondered how you can live a life acceptable to God? Like the rain we can either storm in with thunder and lightning or we can be the consistent down pour of a holy sacrifice. The consistent fall of rain fades out the thunder and lightning until it is all you hear. It does not copy the thunder, nor does it try to be lightning. It consistently just rains. Paul pleads with us to live our lives as a holy sacrifice to God, the kind that will be acceptable to Him, and then he says that this is truly the way to worship Him. Living a life acceptable to God is truly the way to worship Him. Simple and easy! No, because we are influenced by the behaviour and customs of this world. Let us surrender to God today and let the Holy Spirit transform our minds as we sacrifice ourselves for God. Be the consistent and calming rain wherever you are today and glorify our awesome God with a living sacrifice. You remain in my prayers.

What a beautiful day!

Have a great day friend of Jesus.