A Living Sacrifice
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Humble Service in the Body of Christ
3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
A Living Sacrifice ~
You can make such a difference in this day
I see the purpose of renewing my mind daily and even throughout the day. God's plan continues to unfold and the enemy of our soul tries so hard to divide us. I remember thinking that I wasn't good enough to teach or lead people to God. I do not have a ministers license or degree. I watched others and saw how easily it came to them. Yet, I knew inside that God was calling me to something greater. My yes to God started a brand new beginning for me. It was years ago, that I taught kids ministry at church in my young days. Then it moved into women's ministry at my church. I see how my yes to God changed not only my life, but I met great people. Many of those I met, because great friends in life.
What do you feel God calling you to do today? Have you made excuses because of the shelter in place way of life in 2020 or are you reaching out through technology? It is so great that we can reach out through equipment we never had when I was a kid. I think of what our lives would be like without computers and iPhones in 1960's. So today, reach out to someone you have't talked to in months. Just sending a text message of thinking about you can make such a difference!
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Purpose this a good day!