THE LIFE I WAS BORN TO LIVE
A young boy came to church one cold winter day to get out of the blowing snow. He had been trying to sell newspapers but not a single customer had passed by because of the weather. He slipped into the back of the church, just hoping to get warm and catch up on his sleep.
Though the Sunday crowd was slim, the boy really paid attention to the sermon and was greatly moved by it. When the pastor was done, he called for the offering. The ushers went from row to row, and when the offering plate came to the boy, he stared at it for a while and then put it on the floor.
He then did something very strange and very beautiful. He stood up and stepped right into the offering plate. By then, all the people had turned around and were staring at the boy.
When he looked up, he had big tears running down his face as he said, "Pastor, I don't have any money because I haven't sold any newspapers today. But, if Jesus gave His life for me, then I will gladly give my life to Him
In this chapter I believe the life I am suppose to live is state very clearly that like the young man above the Christian ought to do the same.
Christian consecration is normal and the Christian life should be one of total surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ and that calls for several things to be true of us.
Number one it calls for:-
I. THE PRESENTATION OF MY LIFE
Wherever we are and whatever we do, our lives are to be surrender to God and we live for one purpose and that is to bring glory to Him.
I beseech (parakaleo) carries the idea of a brother lovingly and pleadingly going up to the side of another and placing his arm around the other brother's shoulder and pleading with him to do something.
Paul uses the word beseeches and that tells us that God wants an unbridled sacrifice.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable ...
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