Reimagine – 21 Days of Worship
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 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. Romans 12:1-2
For me, worship started at an early age. It was around the age of fifteen that I really started liking the idea of being a worshipper–whatever that really meant. I would read this passage over and over again trying to figure out what it meant, what it looked like, how to apply it, how to please God, how to hit the target of “His good, pleasing, and perfect will”, and how to feel like I was winning in worship.
What did I find? Many things.
The first and most important thing I found is that worship looks different for every individual. While there are common elements, there are also many uncommon patterns.
God created you to be you!! So what does it mean for you to “sacrifice”? That word takes on a different application for every person, believer, family, church, etc.–I can’t define sacrifice for you. If I did, I would really just be judging you and trying to fit you into my box and not the will of God.
So, what is “sacrifice in worship” to you? I encourage you to make a list or a journal and begin defining your worship life personally.
I know this…God is thrilled that you are taking the time to think about it, to pray about it, and to pursue it!!! As you take a step towards God, it is met with a smile on the face of your Father, open arms, a loving heart, and an aggressive embrace of encouragement.