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A Daily Devotion for Tuesday, October 26


Romans 12:1-2


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.

These verses give us a next step- an answer to the “why” of self-control. The more we sacrifice any selfish desires, the more our minds are renewed, and we are transformed. We grow closer to Him, and better understand and recognize His will. We can walk more in step with God’s plan.

Father God, I need you, and I cherish the lessons you have left with your Word. Help me to be stronger, Lord. Amen


Becky, transforming

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David
David
Oct 26, 2021

Romans 12:1-2

2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.


Resisting the “pattern” (temptations) of this world is what self-control is all about. Without the teachings of the bible there would be nothing to encourage me to resist the small temptations. My conscience will keep me from the larger sins.


Dear Lord thank you for showing me how to avoid the things that will hurt me or the people that I love. Amen.

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Barbara
Barbara
Oct 26, 2021

Romans 12: 1-2


2 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.


The Christian sacrifice to God is to live my life as holy and devoted to God and to please him. As a believer, I will experience a transformation, a new way of thinking through the power of the Holy Spirit. I will always have the self-control to always follow Jesus and his commands and denounce Satan whenever he attempts to lead me astray.


Dearest Lord, thank you for sending the Holy Spirit to me. It is through his help tha…

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Oct 26, 2021

Romans 12:1-2 To not copy the behaviors and customs of the world we live in, takes self-control. The self-control is built by Christian living. We are being asked by Paul to take our ordinary life – our eating, sleeping, and working life – and offer it to God*. We can use our time in worship and Bible study to help us be who God wants us to be. Prayer: gracious God continue to use me to do your work here. May what I do will be pleasing to you. Amen


*the Message

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Oct 26, 2021

Romans 12: 1-2


Jesus offered Himself as a onetime, for all time, single sacrifice and atoned for my/our sin. There is nothing we can add to this. The only thing to do is to believe and trust in Him. A living sacrifice must have sounded odd to those who were hearing Paul’s words. They were used to bringing a live animal to the priest who would kill the animal as the sacrifice for forgiveness of their sin. We want freedom and control of certain parts of our lives. The things we say, look at, and listen to are not always in His will. Our ambitions and possessions can become more important to us. We don’t always want to sacrifice. P…

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Tom
Tom
Oct 26, 2021

Romans 12:1-2

Sacrifice seems to have such negative connotations in this age of self-absorption. Christians are called to put aside any agenda that is not of God and that may mean refusal to conform to the world’s idea of what is “good.” In the end, our sacrifice of social acceptance for the word of God graces us with God’s good, pleasing and perfect will. This eternal gift is worth far more than the approval of the world.


Prayer - God of transformation, give me the wisdom and strength to discern when the world is pulling me away from Your good, pleasing and perfect will. Allow me to be a living sacrifice to Your eternal kingdom. Amen.

TAA

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