Apostle Grace Lubega
Romans 12:1(KJV); I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
In the New Testament dispensation in which you and I live, sacrifices are not placed on the altar so that they die. Rather,
they are placed on the altar so that they may live.
We are living sacrifices. Dead sacrifices are not acceptable to God, only living sacrifices are.
How then do you live on the altar of God?
Firstly, you must understand that no true altar of God does not burn with the fires of His Spirit. In Psalms 5:3(TPT), the Bible says “Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart.”
This fire consumes all that you are so that what remains is only of God. At the altar, we cease to live and Christ lives. The life of Christ in you and I is what makes us living sacrifices unto God.
Examine your life. Is it truly about God or is it about you and your desires? How much of yourself do others see in your service, your giving, your submission or your ministry of the gospel?
If truly, you know in your heart of hearts that your desires take the front seat when it comes to service to God, that you seek Him solely for what His hand can give and not what His heart can reveal, then like the Psalmist, lay the pieces of your life on the altar.
Purpose in your heart that all you do starts with Him. Give Him your attention. Let Him not just be one on a list of priorities, let Him be THE priority.
His name be praised!
FURTHER STUDY: Psalms 5:3, Galatians 2:20
GOLDEN NUGGET: At the altar of God, we cease to live and Christ lives. The life of Christ in you and I is what makes us living sacrifices unto God.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for Your precious Word. I am crucified with Christ and yet I live but the life I live is by the faith of the son of God. You are the Alpha and Omega of my life: my ministry starts with You, my dedication to service starts with You and all that I am starts with You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.