40 days of Service Blog
March 17, 2017, 6:24 AM

40 Days of Service Day 15

Morning Prayer: Lord, how can I serve you today?

Scripture: Romans 12:1-2

A Christian belongs to God because of creation. God created us and therefore we belong to Him. A Christian belongs to God, because of redemption. Even though God created man, we sinned and were held in slavery to sin. God purchased us through the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ on the cross. We have been redeemed and therefore we belong to God. From the beginning, God has given man a free choice. He will not force anybody to be His servant. Being a servant of God is a choice. Therefore, Paul encourages us to offer our bodies to God. Christians belongs to God, because they freely give themselves to Him.

Why would somebody freely give themselves to someone else as a servant? It is because of what God has given for us. We were enemies of God, but He gave His son to be our redeemer. Jesus took upon Himself the punishment of our sin, which was death. We freely give our lives to God, because he freely gave to us.

Both God and the world want to change us. The world wants us to become like everybody else. God wants to transform our lives by giving us the mind of a servant