Today’s Scripture Selection: Romans 12:1
“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.”
To offer oneself as a living sacrifice – holy – pleasing – it sounds to me as something that is both inviting and a little frightening.
After all, what kind of sacrifice will God require? Which will God accept?
I have heard some say, many times over the years, how they couldn’t serve in some capacity in the church. Why? Because, they said, they didn’t feel “worthy.”
And each time I have heard that, I have tried to gently remind them that none of us are “worthy.” But we are called. And God takes it from there.
So when you are called – as I am sure you will be – don’t be afraid to offer yourself, even if it does sound a bit scary.
God knows exactly what He is doing.
And it might just be that
- In this particular time
- In this particular place
- Under this particular set of circumstances and
- In light of this particular need
You are the best person for the job.
You are the one especially suited to the task.
You are the one called to sacrifice yourself in some holy way.
And when you do – the sacrifice – and you – will be accepted.
All you have to do is offer.
Prayer: Holy God, use me as you will, for your holy purpose. AMEN.