The moment we realize God doesn’t fit our plan, but we have to get in on His plan, He makes us alive in a way that exceeds our greatest imaginations and ideas of what life should be as we embrace Who He is and what He is doing.
It’s good to know Gods dwells in us and with us in our everyday lives. Every detail, every moment, every decision, big and small, He’s right there with us. He’s more than just involved in the details, He’s highly invested.
He wants to transform our lives into lives that bring great honor to Him and great blessing to us and great blessing to all the people around us who desperately need to know Him.
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. 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. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2, Message.
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