Day 09, 2011- "Be Acceptable!"
"And so, dear brothers, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living sacrifice, Holy- the kind He can accept. When you think of what He has done for you, is this too much to ask?" Romans 12:1
Gods will for us is to be Holy, that is the only acceptable way to be in Him. We have moved so far away from being holy in our walk with God because we take His mercy and grace for granted. We veer to the left or to the right of the smooth path that He has made for us and dabble in this and that, not realizing that it is only because of His forbearance that we do not receive the recompense for our behavior and that His loving kindness holds our reward of what we sow, for an extended period of time. I thank God for Jesus!
God has called us to be holy and righteous and his word declares this:
"If the first fruit is Holy(being Christ) than the Lump is Holy." Christ holy and righteous state was imputed to us through our Faith. How can we then living unholy and carnal lives be partakers of the gifts and benefits of the Kingdom of God as joint heirs with Him if we are wickedness? We can not.
so as you go through out your day remember:
1. put on the mind of Christ, "let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus" and do the will of the Father.
2. "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thine sight, o Lord, my strength and my redeemer" Choose to speak life and think life today, inspite of the adversity you face, bless those that curse you!
3.Present your body a living sacrifice Holy and Acceptable, by watching what you let get in your ear gates, your eye gates and be mindful that you use your being to bring glory to God, your hand to comfort, your feet to support and your mouth to encourage those around you for the sake of the gospel, this is what is acceptable to God!
Let us practice what we preach!
Apostle Michelle Ragland
Kingdom Restorers Ministry International
Listen to song under this posting:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord by Bishop Paul S. Morton!