Day 5: Worship
“Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.” - Romans 12:1
“Have it all Lord!” I have prayed and sang this phrase more times than I can count. I have said it passively, as a cute religious phrase, such as “God is good” (I know you’re responding in your mind….”all the time”).
I have dealt with an autoimmune disorder for most of my life and there have been times that “all” of me has been so broken, weak and so tired that I didn’t even want it. I have had to learn how to present this brokenness to God, despite how I feel my “all” measures up. It’s the only thing I can give to Him without expecting anything in return. Spending time acknowledging His goodness, thanking Him who He is and what He’s done, is how we get to know His nature.
Worship is more than singing some songs, it’s choosing to return the love He has freely poured out over us. Every day, despite the kind of day, despite what I feel in my body, I choose to give God every single part of me even though He deserves better, but all of me is all I’ve got and all of me is all He wants.
Have it all God! I thank you for setting me free and rescuing me from my own ways. Today, and every day, I choose to acknowledge your greatness with everything I am, because of everything You are to me.