So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering.
Romans 12:1 is such a familiar passage of scripture. The Message paraphrase (as quoted above) takes the familiar words and reminds us again what the heart of the matter is - placing our lives before God as an offering. Simple, powerful and transforming.
It is my privilege to launch our fall series this Sunday morning with this single verse as our text - Transformed: Decidedly Different. We talk a lot about life transformation at Freedom Church but have you ever thought about how being transformed by Christ sets you apart from the norm? Have you ever considered how your faith in Jesus should automatically make you decidedly different from the world around you?
We're going to take the time to explore these extremely important questions together when we're together on Sunday. In the meantime, I challenge you to add this to your prayer time this week: Lord, show me how my life is decidedly different because of You.