Romans 12:1-8 (NIV)


Today offers us fresh opportunities, a clean slate if you will, to “offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship.”

We can offer ourselves in service to God and others and through that self-giving please and worship God. In verses 6-8 Paul reminds us that we are gifted and have those gifts to offer in our service and worship of God.

Now Paul doesn’t list all of the gifts there are but in effect is saying  use your gift and use it well.  If your gift is prophesying, speaking God’s word, do this in accordance with your faith.  If it’s serving then by all means serve well today.  If it’s teaching give yourself to teaching. If it’s encouraging then make sure you go about giving others encouragement.  If it’s giving be a generous giver.  If it’s leading lead with purpose and intentionality.  And if your gift is showing mercy, then show mercy with joy and gladness.

We can live well today for God.  We can live faithfully, using our gifts to serve others and to worship our Great and Wonderful God whom we know and see most clearly in Jesus.  Let’s see what God will do this day.  It’s another day, another adventure in faith.