by Randy Chambers, 2006-01-22
Rolmans 12:1, NIV: Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view
of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to Godthis
is your spiritual act of worship.
A holy lifeseparated to God for His purposesthat is what should be our
natural response to the mercy of God. For shouldnt it be that our gratitude should
be expressed through works. If not, could it be that just like faith without works is
dead, so is gratitude without an expression that goes beyond a mere thank you. Because of
Gods mercy toward us, each day, we should desire to be holyand not only
desire, but actively seek ways to become more like Jesus. After all, this is your
spiritual act of worship.