Thursday, March 26, 2009

More on giving to God

Saint Paul, in the twelfth chapter of his letter to the Romans writes, “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. 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.”

What does he mean? Well one other way of saying this might be “Don't fit into your culture so comfortably that you're there without even thinking. Instead, say yes to God. You'll be changed from the inside out.”
Another Scripture about giving yourself to God that you may want to look at is 2 Corinthians 5:14-15. Another is Romans 6:13.

Now I don’t mean to suggest that giving is easy for all of us. As I wrote on Tuesday, Archbishop Romero gave. Yesterday I wrote how Saint Mary gave. I didn’t say it was easy for either of them. I know that if you really try to give yourself to God in all sincerity, you may be more frustrated for a time and may even think you are failing. If you do fail though, get back up and start all over again. Be obedient to the Lord and He will certainly bless your life in ways far beyond your understanding.

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