Living Sacrifice

This article is compelling. Everyone should focus on being a living sacrifice for the sake of the gospel of Christ. The more we sacrifice our time and needs for God, the closer we become to him. I urge you to read this post and allow yourself to surrender fully to Jesus. Strive to impress God not others. This isn’t always easy. Many will come against you, perhaps persecute you but it will all be worth it in the end. Jesus said he will never leave us or forsake us.

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Romans 12:1

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

According to Merriam-Webster, there are three definitions for the word surrender:

  • to agree to stop fighting, hiding, resisting, etc., because you know that you will not win or succeed
  • to give the control or use of (something) to someone else
  • to allow something (such as a habit or desire) to influence or control you

Part of our sanctification process, becoming more Christ-like ,requires surrender. It is a surrendering of our old ways of the flesh for the new ways of the Spirit. It is surrendering our will for His, our desires for His, our plans for His.

Ephesians 5:16

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

In looking at what we are to surrender…

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