Friday, August 12, 2011

romans 12:1


I haven't been blogging much for two reasons. One is- we have a stinky camera that only occasionally has batteries in it. Two- my mind has been in a million different places in a million different ways all with a million different emotions.
Anyway, my mom shared a verse with me a couple of days ago that she wanted me to read out of The Message- which is more a paraphrase than a translation.

Romans 12:1 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out.

I love the "sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life" part. Place it before God as an offering. Is it that simple?
Okay. Here You go! I'm ready to be changed from the inside out.

3 comments:

Kari said...

Oh, me too!

Million different places, million different ways, million different emotions...completely understand!

And *so* very much with you ~ I'm ready to be changed from the inside out!

(Though I'd very much like to do that *in Virginia*...but that doesn't look much like an offering, does it? *sigh*)

ajnrileysmommy said...

so good. so challenging. thank you for sharing. and thankful for our godly mother :)

grannimcd said...

I echo ajnrileymommy's sentiments exactly! word for word!