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.
This is an interesting scripture and it can be interpreted many different ways. Being that I feel that I have a testimony of my own life, this post will show how I interpret it.
Church people say “Use me Lord” all the time but I often wonder if they know what they are really saying. To me, when you ask the Lord to use you, you are offering your life as a sacrifice to God and ALLOWING Him to use your life to have His will done. His will may be that you have to go through some very hard times and only depend on Him. Will you believe that struggling is in God’s will? Many people think all bad things come from the enemy. Many times though, God allows things to happen in your life and the reason is always different. But one thing we can be sure of is that whatever hard trial we go through, it will always come with a testimony.
One thing I’ve learned is that when you get your testimony you can’t be ashamed of it. Like I said in a prior blog, God won’t bring you through something you can’t share and that won’t have an impact on others. Just think, the testimony of Jesus Christ is that he was beaten and bruised for the iniquities of the world. He was spit on and mocked. Starting out, one would want to say that it is gruesome, however, there’s always an upside to the testimony like the fact that we are all saved by the blood that was shed by Christ. Its not all bad.
So whenever you get discouraged by the details of your trials, just know that the end will bring joy and God has a purpose for it all.