“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. 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.”
Romans 12:1-2 NIV
What a difference it would make if we only understood the abundant life God desires us to experience!
We were made in God’s image. As children of the Creator, we are heirs to everything He owns: “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” (Psalm 24:1 NIV).
God desires the best for His children. All He requires for the greatest, most wonderful life is surrender to Him. He demands obedience. He wants us to present ourselves as living sacrifices. He wants us to avoid the influence of the world. He wants us to be constantly renewed, to re-surrender daily. Then we can know God’s “good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Best of all, He has already provided everything we need for a revolutionary life: “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples” (John 15:7-8 NIV).
He wants to fellowship intimately with us. He wants us to participate in His divine nature and enjoy all of His creation: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10b NIV). You can have a full, abundant, revolutionary life!
During this month, get ready for a new life. Re-surrender yourself to Him. Put God to the test and see how He will perform His Word in your life, how He will turn your daydreams into realities.
Dwight L. Moody, one of history’s greatest pastors and Bible teachers, often said, “The world has yet to see what God will do with and through and in and by the man who is fully consecrated to Him.” May we join those who seek to be that committed to the Lord Jesus.