Present your body
(Romans 12:1 NKJV) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. ”
Walking in love is often a great sacrifice. Many times you have to crucify your flesh to walk in love. At such times your flesh screams in pain because it would prefer to do something else. Your flesh wants to continue in unforgiveness, strife, dissent and act contrary to the will of God. That is why you need to present yourself as a living sacrifice to God.
To sacrifice means to cause yourself pain in order to please another. It is time to cause your flesh pain in order to please God. Your reasonable service to God is your willingness to surrender your body to God even when you don’t feel like it. Refuse to walk in the flesh. Align yourself with God’s will.
Make the sacrifice and walk in love even when everything in your flesh wants to run in the opposite direction. After all, you are not your flesh but a spirit- being made in God’s image. While your flesh is screaming “I can’t”, your spirit is saying I can. Tune in to the spirit rather than the flesh.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING: READING: Romans 12:1-21
MY DAILY CONFESSION
I am born of God and I have His nature of love. The love of God has been shed abroad in my heart. I release the force of God’s love within me on a consistent basis. I do not walk in strife, malice or unforgiveness. I walk freely in the love of God because it is my nature. I subject my flesh to walk in love. I do not walk according to the dictates of the flesh, but I walk as led by the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit enables me to walk in love at all times.
God is with me, God is in me and God is for me so I cannot fail. I please God and obey His commandments. I love God and I love my neighbors as myself. I therefore walk under open heavens. God opens the windows of heaven over my life because I co-operate with Him by walking in love. I enjoy the benefits of the new covenant established on better promises. I walk in healing, health, prosperity, preservation and wholeness. I am satisfied with long life and prosperity.
I cannot fail in life because love never fails. Whatsoever I lay my hands upon prospers. I prosper in my health, family, relationships and my career. I am born to win and designed for success. I stand out in my location. I am distinguished because I walk in the love of God. I represent God adequately in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation. I shine as light. I am set upon a hill and I cannot be hidden. I am an effective witness of the kingdom of God because I walk in love.