Romans 12:1 states “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” A beautiful verse. I was lying in bed last night reflecting on thoughts similar to this verse remembering how Christianity is bigger than you and me.
Our faith is about bigger mountain sized things than all of the small molehill sized things a lot of Christian pop culture tends to make faith about. I look up Christian websites or Christian social media posts and the focus so often tends be self-focused. Things like figuring out what is God doing in YOUR life, about having YOUR own vague emotional experiences with God, or other things that just seem to miss the point. And I don’t fault us for being this way at times as humans, because it’s natural that we tend to want to find a way to make things about ourselves. But every time I look back at the scripture, the words in the text seem to point back to the focus on living one’s life in respect of God. The theme of the journey of faith seems to be to continually rise to the standard of moral character through obedience, and continually exercising a peaceful confidence in God that life in general will work out the way it’s supposed to.
Anyway, I might be ranting, but I was inspired reading a lot of verses again that I hadn’t read in awhile. It made me want to put more energy again into living that selfless holy sacrifice that’s the bigger mountain-sized picture Christians are supposed to be focused on.
Peace to you all in Christ.