I am having a crazy morning as I have three of my grandchildren with me for the weekend. My eldest grandson, now 14, is no problem. He is perfectly happy to read or watch TV. But the two little girls (almost 5 and almost 3) are a bit more demanding of my time. The little one announces that "I’m hungry" about every hour. <g> [The photo was taken on our walk last evening.]
In my Bible reading this morning, I came across these verses:
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
My notes in my Bible say this: "The single most important act of worship for the Christian is the unqualified presentation of himself to God as an obedient servant. This dedication involves the body and the mind: the body because it contains the tools by which the will of God is carried out; the mind because it coordinates the actions to be executed by the body. When these are gladly devoted to God, they become instruments by which He effects His will on the earth. Such faithful and joyous service makes one’s entire life a performance of worship."
May we worship God today with the dedication of our bodies and minds.
In the grip of His grace,