Daily Devotional
Sacrificing to Know God Personally

“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.”

Romans 12:1

Ponder This

Sacrifice is personal. You present yourself. I can’t do it for you; you can’t do it for me. You don’t need to ask, “Lord, what would You have Adrian do?” But each one of us must say, “Lord, today, I present myself.” It is personal.

In the Old Testament, a sacrifice was an animal slain and put on an altar. Are you willing to present yourself as a sacrifice today? Many of us don’t know God because we aren’t willing to die to ourselves. When you die, you have no more rights. Your wife, your husband, your children, your car, your home, your ambitions, your education, and your business all belong to Him. God doesn’t want you to take Him into your business as your partner. He’s your boss. He owns it; it is His. You can’t have half a sacrifice. God will not accept half a sacrifice. You are to present yourself as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto Him.

  • When have you given your life to God as a sacrifice? What does that require of you?
  • What are some things that hold you back from living as a sacrifice to God daily?

Practice This

Talk to a friend in the faith today about the things that are holding you back from making the commitment as a living sacrifice.

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