Living Sacrifice-spiritual act of worship

Romans 12:1-3

Therefore, I urge you, brothers (and sisters), 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.  Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Matt Redman-“I’m coming back to the heart of worship, and its all about You, all about You Jesus.  I’m sorry Lord for the thing I’ve made it, when its all about you, its all about you…I’ll bring you more than a song, a song is not what you have required…”

Sometimes the most precious time of worship in church is tainted by people who think it is all about them, and they really feel that they are so spiritual that they can dictate exactly what kind of music they should hear.  Don’t get me wrong…I love it all!  What I don’t like is when a hymn is sung with a self loathing, depressing tone, and there is no praise in it.  I am amazed at how we have been misled in the thinking that we can produce our own humility, and our humbleness looks like ungrateful pride.  Self worship.  God has caused me to worship regardless of others, and also to remember that it is all for HIM.  It doesn’t matter if I like it or not, no one is here on account of me.

Do you ever think about why you will be in church on Sunday?  We should be thinking that we are going to go worship our King, and this is time set aside for HIM, just HIM.  The teaching time and even the announcements are all a part of the worship service. 

Living sacrifice, not a dead one.  picking up our cross, denying self, dying to me so that I can be full of HIM.  Not dying to self so that on Sunday it can be all about me.  Something is twisted in our thinking when it comes to Sundays, and I know it is not everyone, but the minority seem to be loud, and seldom told “its not about you”.

Father God, we are sorry for thinking it is about us, forgive us for always trying to take your seat in all of this.  Help us to have the words for the ones who are so persistent in having it thier way, and pulling some sort of spiritual rank on us.  Change our hearts to have patience and to be loving to them.  We need ears to hear, and eyes to see the way you have for us.  Prepare our hearts and minds to be living sacrifices, so that we will no doubt know your good and perfect will. It’s all about you, every little thing, and especially your house. Restore your children to follow hard after you.  We are desperate for you, there is no other god, and we want you to be first in every decision. Thank you for yet another Sunday that we can openly praise you and congregate, alot of our brothers and sisters do not have this privilege.  If we ever find ourselves in thier shoes, I pray that we will stand firm, and give you all the glory. 

9 Comments

Filed under princess entries

9 responses to “Living Sacrifice-spiritual act of worship

  1. Don’t ever forget Darla, worship is a verb!

  2. Hey! I did check out pyzam a while ago and I didn’t like their layouts. Too skinny. 😉

    I have however come over to the “word” side. 😉 haha! I just haven’t “come out” yet. I’ve been tinkering. You can check it out though.

    Loves!!

  3. Papa-worship is a verb, thats what makes us a living sacrifice..active verb..our life should be a gift of worship. I have not arrived yet at the “all worship all the time-lifestyle” but I want it, and I strive to be a picture of my Jesus to a world who needs HIM. Thanks for the reminder…sometimes my act of worship is to be still and know HE is God..that plays in too!

  4. Brandy-I checked it out! what are you waiting for..come out girl!! I am changing your address on my blogroll..very nice WP you got going on..and those eyes!!!!! girl you can not hide those! 😉

  5. Mary P

    powerful words, princess. makes me examine my own heart to make sure i’m getting it right during my worship time.

  6. “Do you ever think about why you will be in church on Sunday?”

    This is a very telling question that church goers should ask themselves consistently. We have to keep it fresh and honest and focused on Him. Otherwise we become takers and no longer givers.

  7. Thanks B for stopping by, and for just being you! We do need to make it a practice and a reminder that it is all about HIM, and a pleasure and privilege to enter into HIS house and worship.

  8. Vinny’s words hit me quite hard! I am excited to alwalys go to church – usually it is because I enjoy seeing my church friends. I indeed worship, but it takes me awhile to settle in to it. I need to work on that.

  9. Darla, you are so right. We have this tendentcy to think that when we walk into church that we should have some spiritual spaking of some kind and learn about God. I was told once, that the opposite if pridem,( thinking your better than anyone else) is self pity. Yes, it is pride. We need to just read God’s word and be available for Him to use us. FAT- faithful, available and teachable. This is how we should be, we need not walk into church with expectations. We need to let the spirit flow within us and lead us. Good post, you are right.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s