Friday, February 13, 2009

The whole way.

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service." Romans12:1
You hear of it all the time- Present your body a living sacrifice. What does that even mean, anyway?
Well , the biggest sacrifice that you can make, the biggest thing you have, the most valuable possession you have is your body, your self. There's nothing greater you can give. And what this passages is telling us is that there's nothing less that God requires. It doesn't mean you kill yourself, or wait until you're old or about to die to give your life to God. The emphasis here is living. Meaning you give your self, your body, your mind to God.
Um. Excuse me. Just a second there. Give your everything to God? Isn't that completely impossible? Well if it was it wouldn't be in the Bible, queridos. I'll tell you one thing: its impossible if you do it by yourself. If you get up fro your computer chair, feel pratty guilty for neglecting God and say in your heart (or even outloud ): "I'm coming back to You Lord. I'm going to stop sinning. I'm going to give my life to God" and go about trying to do it it on our own, you will NOT get it done. But I can tell you a 100% guaranteed way of success.

1) Get up. After you finish reading this is the best time, before you get distracted again (because you will).
2) Get down on your knees and PRAY.
a) Tell the Lord everything, and the truth, come openly before Him, because He already knows. And He's overjoyed you're coming to Him, because there is "rejoicing in Heaven when one sinner repents" [Luke 15:7] (a.k.a. Serious Angelic Celebration)
b) REPENT- Confess your sins to Him ,and turn away from them. He will give you the strength to do that. He *will* forgive you if you're sincere, because He promised :"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."
-1 John 9:14
c) Tell Him that you want to make a change, and you can't do it without Him and that you need Him to make this change for you. Ask Him Offer Him your body, a living sacrifice, your life. Commit it all in His hands, and He will answer your prayer, if you believe "Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them."- Mark 11:24 . "If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us." -1 John 5:14.
d) KEEP ON PRAYING. A one-time prayer however, doesn't keep us going. This is an ongoing journey, a life-long path (excuse the cliches, but they are true). So your prayer must be ongoing too. You won't be perfect in a day, but if you keep on praying to the Lord, set specific times that you have ''appointment'' with Him, and He will come through.
So give your life to the Lord, because I can promise you that it will be the best decision you will ever make.
One last promise: " You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."- Jeremiah 29: 13
No one every repented of being a Christian on his/her deathbed.