Whenever you accept a job, you have certain duties that go along with your position. A doctor has to see patients. A teacher has to create lessons. A caterer has to prepare food. There are reasonable expectations set before us because of the job we have accepted.
As disciples of Christ, members of the Body, believers of God, there are things that go along with our position. Romans 12 is a job description of sorts. It lays out how we should conduct ourselves and the expected standard of living. Our first step, though, is to fully give ourselves to God. Romans 12: 1 (MGS) tells Believers to “take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering”.
I once read a quote that said, “You may be the only Jesus some people see.” If that’s true, it’s essential to live a life that screams THIS IS HOW GOD DOES IT! When we begin to live for God and not for ourselves, it is easier to live according to His principles than the world’s. Walking in Him will allows us to walk in the gifts He’s blessed us with. It allows His light to shine within us and allows our light to draw others to God.
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Romans 12: 1 (AMP) 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 (TLB) And so, dear brothers, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living sacrifice, holy—the kind he can accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask?