A Living Sacrifice
12 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
The altar of forgiveness and strength announces Christ’s longing heart.
~But my suit and tie stand at attention.
The groanings from the Holy Spirit pave the way through bended knee.
~But my suit and tie whisper lies to reinforce my pride.
Humility encircles the chosen one through obedient surrender.
~But my suit and tie prevent an outstretched arm.
Worship fills the atmosphere leading the spiritual charge against the enemy.
~But my suit and tie grip my praise.
The Holy Spirit breathes life into the broken through spirit and truth.
~But my suit and tie blind my discernment.
Prayer warriors prepare the table for the King.
~But my suit and tie exude criticism impaling the spirit of the meek.
The Almighty welcomes the sacrificial offerings of praise and prayer.
~But my suit and tie cause spiritual warfare between my head and heart.
Childlike faith is shown through a believer’s embrace.
~But my suit and tie produce dispassionate vibrations.
Testimonies produced under God’s wing create revival.
~But my suit and tie stifle His calling.
Shouts of praise from the elect bathe the passage into the Holy of Holies.
~But my suit and tie block the entrance.
Challenge: My prayer is that God completely overwhelms you with His all encompassing presence. May you surrender control, pride, rituals, and legalistic ideology and bask in His love for you.
Question: What prevents you from surrendering at God’s altar?