more than a conqueror

In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39

5.11.2006

daily dabbles

"And so dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice-the kind he will accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask? Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is. As God's messenger, I give each of you this warning: Be honest in your estimate of yourselves, measuring your value by how mych faith God has given you. Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ's body. We are all parts of his one body, and each of us has different work to do. And since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others. God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out when you have faith that God is speaking through you. If your gift is that of serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, do a good job of teaching. If your gift is to encourage others, do it! If you have money, share it generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. Don't just pretend that you love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Stand on the side of the good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically. Be glad for all God is planning for you. Be patient in trouble, and always be prayerful." Romans 12:1-12


This scripture has meant so much to me these past few weeks. Through reading these words, I've been pushing myself to become this living sacrifice to God. In fact, I've pushed myself so hard that I've completely missed the mark. Because of mistakes I've made in my life, this year, even this week, the enemy is coercing me into believing that I am worthless. But every time I read this scripture, I can't help but see the good things that God has done, I can't help but see that I am a vital part in a bigger picture. I want to serve him with my mind, with my heart, my emotions. I want to serve him with my fears, and my joy. I want to serve him with my physical body, and with my praise. Wherever it is that God takes me, I am always doing his will, I am always loving his people.

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