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. – Romans 12:1
Your great sacrifice to save my eternal life makes me want to give myself right back to you. I want to live for you in every conversation, every task at work, every volunteer effort at church, every friendship, every acquaintance, and every quiet moment. While I want to live for you with a unanimous vote, I struggle with detractors in my soul and I fail. I know your grace makes you accept my imperfect sacrifice. I know I you see my “Easy Bake Oven” good works as a gift from your precious child. But I really want my life to be its very best for you. Help me to grow in the grace of giving myself up in bigger ways than I have ever imagined. It would make my life more exciting to be a great gift for you.
Pastor Don Patterson
God doesn't so much see the work crafted by our hands as he does the craft worked in our heart.