…present your bodies as a living sacrifice… which is your spiritual worship. Romans 12:1-8 It seems unusual to me now, to see spiritual worship as sacrifice. For me, I see it as a sacrificial freedom by the relationship that I have with God. It wasn’t always that way and I must confess it took a long time before I could even express what spiritual worship really meant for me. By the grace of God I held on and the reward was finally recognizing that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Along with that strength comes maturity in faith. With maturity in faith comes confidence in the Spirit that guides rather than myself. As the Spirit of God within me guides I am no longer bound by my own limitations, nor the darkness that is the unknown. No longer bound I am free. I am free to worship. I am free to trust. I am free to love. I am free to discern according to God’s will. Perhaps to the world spiritual worship seems like a sacrifice but as part of the journey for me, no matter the struggle, it’s the perfect freedom.
but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31