A Living SacrificeI appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
I am challenging myself this year to re-memorize these 2 verses and then to meditate on them when my mind wanders to fretting, worry, self-pity, revenge. Also instead of letting my mind roam to thoughts that aren't productive or dwell on fantasies, I want to come back to truth and I know these verses will help.
For my Bible reading this year I want to read Five Psalms and one chapter of Proverbs a day. By the end of the year I will have read through the Psalms and Proverbs twelve times. I won't be beating myself over the head if I miss the mark but I am looking forward to what I can learn this year from this concentrated reading. One of our pastors suggested this and shared that he got the idea from Billy Graham.
Have you chosen a verse or verses to meditate on in 2014?
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