Your Reasonable Service Is…
Romans 12:1 (amp) I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.
Romans 12:2(KJV) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
God is saying to us in Romans 12:1-2 that we are to make a decisive dedication of our bodies, which include all our members and faculties. (Any and all of the powers of the body and mind) After all God created us in His likeness. He wants every part of our being to be available and dedicated for His service. God takes care of me in all His wondrous power… so shouldn’t I make all my power and abilities available to Him and for service to God and His people. He wants us to serve Him with our full faculties and our whole heart. (Romans 12:2 tells us that this can happen by one thing! ….but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind~ Renewing of my mind is to happen by spending time getting to know God and His Word (Bible). Going to Gods Word in times of problems that we can’t work out in our own finite mind. God will lead us to the very solution that we need in our life, through reading and studying His Word. That is where we will find what feeds and trains our minds…our faculties, which have been reborn in and by the Spirit of God.
I am renewing myself to Gods Word this morning, due to becoming lax and a little negligent of my time with Him during the last 6 or 7 months while I was ill. I want to be and do my best for my Heavenly Father… because that is what I get from Him! His upmost for me is more than enough, and my upmost for Him is due Him every day of my life… rain or shine!
Definition: settling an issue; producing a definite result. (of a person) having or showing the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively.
synonyms: resolute, firm, strong-minded, strong-willed, determined; purposeful, forceful, dead set, unwavering, unyielding, unbending, inflexible, unshakable!
BTW: Do you “Know” my Savior? Jesus is His Name. The Only Name given… whereby men can be saved. A simple thing to do. From your heart… Admit that you are a sinner in need of a Savior, ask Him to forgive you of all your sin. Invite Him to come into you heart and lead you every day by His Spirit. He loves you and wants to walk with you through the rest of your life.
Sharon D. Middleton