KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 12:1. ” I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
What is the right step to take as a Christian in the beginning of this New Year?
Our key scripture shows us the way. The Bible is God’s manual for a fruitful successful life. It tells us to present our bodies to God as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God, and this is our reasonable service. Men are always tempted to live for themselves. This is always the biggest wrong step that most men take. Proverbs 14:13 “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man but the end thereof are the ways of death. Dear child of God do not make your program and plans for the year by putting God second to anything. History have continually taught us that when God is put first everything turns out well. When he is put second or out of coverage area everything turns to fail.
Man is a dependent being, he cannot do without even water, oxygen and is dependent on God. He is only blessed when he pursues God’s agenda for Himself. We do not use God to achieve our plans rather we yield ourselves to Him to fulfil His agenda. In the garden of Eden Satan succeeded to deceive Adam and Eve so they would live independent of God. The end result was the total failure and fall of humanity. Man became a slave of sin and servant to Satan.
Proverbs 3:5 tells us to “trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding”. Many people would pursue their business agenda against God’s way. Some will cheat, deceive and manipulate to be rich. This path is a high way to disappointment. Some husbands will be keeping girlfriends alongside their wedded wives. This year, cancel that program and commit your body to the Lord as a living sacrifice.
God is calling on us to let Him have our whole being. Our thought, our desires, our aspirations and our pursuits. Do it to honour Him. In our key scripture it says living this way is your reasonable service. It is a right step to take in this year.
The Bible is replete with people who chose to honour God with their lives. They ended up as high flyers. Those who decided to go their own way ended as failures. The choice is yours.
I am given to God. My life is his and I live only to glorify Him. I continually see success all around me. Life is only meaningful, when lived to please God.
Matthew 6:33. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”.
Psalms 1:1 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”