Romans 12:1 (The Message)
Place Your Life Before God
1-2 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out...
Presenting ourselves--it involves every part; including our mind, will and emotions.
Today--a day of high pressure and major tasks that must be accomplished, I take my hands off the wheel.
Instead of asking God to help me do "my" will, what I "see and know" needs to be done; I choose to relax into him; truly trusting that he knows better than I.
Your will be done O, Lord.
Use me--my energy and strength and even my weakness--to do your will.
Forgive me for my unintentional arrogance and habitual blind charge forward into the day.
Today, with more to accomplish and more critical things to do than the average day--I hand the steering wheel to you.
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (The Message)
23-24May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together—spirit, soul, and body—and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ. The One who called you is completely dependable. If he said it, he'll do it!