Passage: Romans 12:1-8
Verse: Romans 12:2 (NIV 2011)
Do not conform 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 is worship? We worship God in many ways – sometimes through song, preaching, teaching, praying, and in fellowship with God’s people. However, Romans 12 opens with a statement about the “proper” worship. We are told to offer [our] bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is [our] true and proper worship. We must keep who we are in proper perspective. We have been created by God for God’s purposes. May we be about doing those things He has called us to do. May we appreciate one another for the special gifts of God that we each may have been given. May we come together as the Body of Christ at all levels of His church to love God and love others. May we remember that each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others [v. 4-5]. May God bless our efforts to come together as one body in service to Him. [inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)