Don't burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody. “I’ll take care of it.”. 1 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering. Romans 12 1 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering. Place Your Life Before God. By the mercies of God reminds us that we do this because of the mercy shown to us by God (described well in Romans 1-11), and that we are only able to offer ourselves to God as He works His mercy in us. “I’ll take care of it.” (E) Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is(F)—his good, pleasing(G) and perfect will. (Y) Practice hospitality. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Instead, fix your attention on God. 20 On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him;    if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”[e](AJ). Romans 12:2 The Message (MSG) Place Your Life Before God. (AC) Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. 1 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and … 4-6 In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 12:1-2. So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t. All the saints make up one body in Christ, who is the Head of the body, and the common Centre of their unity. 3 I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Ro 12:12 Rejoicing in hope. "For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think [of himself] … The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him. f 12:11 Or but serve the Lord with a zealous spirit; or but let the Spirit excite you as you serve the Lord. In the spiritual body, some are fitted for and called to one sort of work; others for another sort of work. 1-2 Be sure to welcome our friend Phoebe in the way of the Master, with all the generous hospitality we Christians are famous for. Patience implies steadfastness. Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he's thirsty, get him a drink. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. 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