“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.” Romans 12:1. Without being a living sacrifice, we cannot build a strong relationship with God.
A living sacrifice is a burnt offering to God. Leviticus 1. It is an offering fully set apart for the Lord and there is no remains for the priests or levites. Similarly God will not accept a heart not fully surrendered or given to Him. Deuteronomy 6:5. Do you give yourself fully to God, His Word, and His Will or do you give yourself to the world, the flesh and selfish desires? Only a living sacrifice is pleasing to God and letting God takes full control and access to our lives. Like a strong marriage, it is not about how long we are together but how much you are willing give yourself to one another as a living sacrifice. Love, faith and hope is built as living sacrifice to God.
Jesus taught his disciples don’t accumulate riches but be rich in God, living a life of giving and growing as a living sacrifice. Only a living sacrifice is pleasing to God and builds strong relationship with Him and others. A life of loving is a life of giving.
To God be the glory!
With Love Always,
Pastor Darien Choo
6 February 2022