+Living Life God's Way+
Either we are struggling to control our own lives -
or we are learning to rest in God and take our cues from Him.
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.
There are many things required of us in a day, but none more
important than loving our God. In the midst of worship, God communicates
with us. We are not only blessed by His presence, but given the
opportunity to absorb all of who He is, His love, character and
attributes. It is more than a responsibility, it is a pleasure. As we
spend time worshipping God, our love for Him deepens, and our
relationship with Him is strengthened. It is an opportunity to express
our love and gratitude to our Creator. There is no room for despair and
gloom, all fear, bitterness, and hate are gone. He resides in the midst
of our praises. It would be impossible to stand in the presence of
Almighty God and leave unchanged. Worship is truly the center of our
relationship with God. It is not important how we worship, but vital
that we do.
Prayer: We come into Your presence today with thankful hearts, We praise
You for who You are and all that You have dome. We love You with all our
heart, our soul, and mind. Consume us with Your presence, shower us with
Your love, create in us a vessel pleasing and acceptable to You. Amen.
God Today Devotions by Cheryl Curtis; 11/30/2004
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