Therefore I urge you,brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.Romans 12:1 Holy Bible Amplified Version
Most western Christians have it backwards. They falsely believe that Jesus is here to serve them. They only call on Him when they want something from Him whether it is to solve a problem or whether it is because they want something from Him. When He blesses them with their request they are rude and ungrateful and do not even thank Him.
That is not the Christian life.
The Christian live is to dedicate ones self to Christ in serving Him. His will is to always supersede theirs. We are to lay our desires upon the alter and to completely surrender to their will in their lives. After all we were created to do specific works He has prepared for us to do.
For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]. Ephesians 2:10 Holy Bible Amplified Version
The Christian motto is to be: Christ first, others second, self last. Joseph a son of Jehovah
When others see our sacrificial works they will become intrigued and ask us why we live such a life. This will be our greatest testimony and evangelism of all. We are to be a living testimony for Him.
Do not tell me of your Christ, show me Him in your life. Joseph a son of Jehovah
“Christianity must mean everything to us before it can mean anything to others.” — Donald Soper
Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) my eternal King for the supreme privilege of being Your humble servant. I praise You in Your magnificent name. Amen
May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.