If you have been in or around a church for anytime, you most likely have heard the Scripture Romans 12:1-2.
"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."
I love this verse because it speaks to the heart of how we as Christ Followers should live each day. However, most of the time, we stop there! If we keep reading, we can see that Paul gives us even more detail about how to live a Christ Followers. He gives specific examples of how to share God's love.
"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. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 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; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 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."
And that is not all! That is only through verse 8! I will admit that many times I forget about this part of the verse or just ignore it completely and think that I am way more important than I really am. I want to encourage you to read through the rest of the passage this week (You can find it HERE) and share your thoughts with me.
If we live and love like Paul describes here God's love will shine bright! After all, that is what God calls us to do: Love God & Love Others!