Day 3 From the Kitchen Table
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. 2And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. 4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Romans 12:1-8
Today is in the plans of heaven. There are things to do and place to go that God has plans for BUT I must decide to surrender to Him and His plans. God can do anything without us but chooses to do everything with us. It’s not about having all the gifts and abilities but rather living from the right heart. The right heart is a surrendered heart. The surrendered heart will be the gifted one, given a head and hands to fulfill God’s plans for this day in this place at this time. And His grace (His undeserved & unreserved love for me) is mine by the power of the Holy Spirit who comes to make me look and live like Jesus. If only I can and will surrender to Him. I have a destiny to live today and it will be decided by my willingness to surrender to my Father in heaven and His great big heart for me.