Sadly, I often take the cross for granted. Maybe I’ve heard the account too many times, or maybe I’ve forgotten how dark my heart was when I first came to Christ. But every once in awhile, I catch a glimpse of the magnitute of God’s love, revealed in sacrifice–not the kind of sacrifice we normally think of, normally struggle with, like giving up our place in line or foregoing a new pair of shoes to help someone in need, but the sacrifice that gave His all, His very life, for me. And in those moments, when I pause to comprehend the depths of God’s love, I fall to my knees in worship. A worship that extends past sunday. Past what is convenient and comfortable to a radical surrender that says, “Lord, have all of me. I hold nothing back, I give my all, to the one who gave His all for me.”
Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.”
This is our memory verse on Living by Grace this week. Join us as we meditate on the mercies of God, and commit to give Him the worship He’s due. A worship that moves past lip-service and casual Christianity to full, passionate surrender.