TRANSPLANTS! It seems we live in the age of transplants for just about every part of the body and that is a wonderful thing for many people. Have you ever thought about that in relationship to our true and proper worship of God? What is true and proper worship of God? It is being sacrificed alive! That's what God wants us to be...living sacrifices. God wants people who live holy lives and please God in our service to Him. The Bible says, “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)
You will notice that in order to become a living sacrifice you must become a non-conformist in relation to the patterns and norms of this sin-sick world we live in. And the only way to do that is through a complete renewing of our heart and mind or as I would like to think of it; through a new spiritual mind and heart being transplanted into this old sin filled mind and body. That can only be accomplished through the power that comes from Jesus Christ and the work of The Holy Spirit. With the old mind and heart burned up on the altar of sacrifice and transplanted with a new mind and heart we will begin to know and understand God's good, pleasing and perfect will for our life. God is the greatest surgeon in the world! How s your true and proper worship today?