We Are The Temple

I have committed myself to the urging of Romans 12:1. My heart studies the mercies of God.  My body, my being, is my gift to God; I am newly alive, a living sacrifice.  God’s delight and joyous smile assure me of his pleasure. 

I have followed the path.  Where does it lead?  Like Abraham sent to an unknown country where he constructed an altar, I travel on.  This new landscape comes into view.  I see my new way to live.

“This is your true and proper worship” (Romans 12:1).

Is it possible: I have become the temple of God, the center of worshipping him (I Cor. 6:19). 

Yet have I missed something; “present your bodies.”  I am not alone.  You are with me.  We travel to the new country together!

–Lord, a deep relationship with you includes relationships with each other, bound together in a life of worshipful service.  Thank you for the gift of one another.

–Lord, your intent is to combine our “bodies as a living sacrifice” into one, united body, a word in flesh (John 1:14, logos).  We are not capable.  Empower us, O Lord.

— Lord, teach us worshipful service, grounded in clear thinking and elevated by spiritual reality.  Make us ministers of “true and proper(logikos) devotion, O Lord. 

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