100% God’s

Therefore, I urge you brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God — this is your true and proper worship. (Romans 12:1)

The first 11 chapters of Romans paint a beautiful picture of God’s mind-bending mercy — His grace, love, joy, peace and the great gift of faith.

Lay It Down

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13)

Want to show real love? Lay down your life for others.

Here’s a real-life example …

A man named Maximilian Kolbe oversaw a monastery in Poland. After the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, Father Kolbe turned the monastery into a sanctuary that housed thousands of Poles and Jews seeking refuge.

Kolbe also published a monthly magazine with a readership of about one million. The Nazis weren’t big fans of his anti-Gestapo pro-God writings. They allowed him to print one final issue in December 1940, hoping he would say something incriminating.

Did Kolbe hold back, knowing the Nazis were reading? Nope. Here are just a few of his words:

100% God’s

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. (Romans 12:1)

The first 11 chapters of Romans paint a beautiful picture of God’s mind-bending mercy — His grace, love, joy, peace and the great gift of faith. 

That’s what the “Therefore” in this verse is there for. In view of all that mercy, we’re called to offer ourselves as living sacrifices. That’s real worship.

Start today off by thanking God for his great mercy. And then give yourself 100% to Him. All you have is His. Live that way today.

BE A LIVING SACRIFICE