Hi, and welcome to Marco’s blog: “Give me five”
“I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” (Romans 12:1).
“Give me five”. As you know this is a kind of a popular thing that many do or say to celebrate winning a game or making an agreement or something like that. I like to teach it to little babies, and you’ll be surprised to see how fast they will be doing it too.
But what we really want to do here, is to ask you to graciously give us a few minutes of your precious time (less than five, I promise). Not to have another devotional to read (I hope). There are so many already, and many are really good!. What we want is simply that God may use this to speak and encourage you (spirit, soul and body) with the power of His grace and fill you with the Holy Spirit to guide, direct, control your emotions, will, mind (Eph. 5:18) that you’ll present yourself totally, a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God as your true act of worship each day, and thus be in His will, transformed completely from the inside-out, with a taste of His power, and the joy of pleasing Him.
So, I want to be honest and direct in our aim, without apology, but hoping to hit the target with you.
Thank you for so graciously “giving me five” today out of your busy schedule.
May “the LORD bless you and keep you, make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. The LORD lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace” (Num. 6:24-26).