“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice – the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.” (Romans 12:1. NLT)
Life is unpredictable. Many times the best-laid plans are changed or rerouted. And often the key to the entire situation is our response.
This response of “embracing what God does” must come from a surrender of our lives to Him. It’s taking our everyday, ordinary life – sleeping, eating, working and walking-around life – and placing it before God as an offering. We must relinquish our rights and expectations to what we do and where we go. I will embrace what God has for me, knowing that in the act of warmly receiving and clinging to those things, it will be the best thing that I can do for Him.
May we embrace what God does and allows in our lives.
Prayer: Father, Your ways are not my ways, and I praise You that You know best. I accept what You have for me today, knowing that You will direct my paths. Amen.
(from Voices of the Faithful compiled by Kim P. Davis, page 261)