Give. Live.

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Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. (Romans 12:1 NIV)

Any occasion to give is good. Giving thanks is how to give and live in God’s grace.

When giving thanks becomes a daily habit instead of an occasional event, life becomes rich with a perspective that invites joy.

Let’s begin this week by giving thanks to God for your body. When was the last time you did that?

Lately, the following has been my thanksgiving prayer to begin my day with. It has set me up with a new perspective and I have been so blessed by it:

“Thank you, Lord for this body. Thank you Lord that I do not serve my body but I use my body to serve you.

Use this body to work hard, reach out, touch with gentleness, embrace with faith and help others.

I am thankful for the body you have given me to live in. Bless it and may it and all I am glorify you today.”

Feel free to make it your own or make one of your own.

Give thanks. Live by His Grace.

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