Friday, July 6, 2007

Honoring God 24/7!!!

So often, we think of a faithful life in the context of a religious life. In other words, our concept of being true to God is captured in the image of baptism, of attending church, and of observing the mechanics of religion. Yet, being true to God is so much more.

Being true to God is living a life that honors and glorifies God. It involves our every action, attitude, and thought. It encapsulates our every desire and pursuit. It defines who we are and is not just a part of who we are.

God does not demand our attention only for a few hours each Sunday. He expects our love and devotion 24/7! It is as Paul exhorted in Romans 12.1-2: “I urge you, brothers (and sisters), 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. Do not conform any longer 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.”