Posts Tagged ‘transformed’

Eye On Integrity-Living Sacrifices to God

August 1st, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on Romans 12, verses 1 through 3.

“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. Do not conform to the pattern of the world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing, and perfect will.”

What does it look like to offer our bodies as living sacrifices? It starts with a clear view of God’s mercy and responding with a heart of gratitude. We can start this process with a simple prayer that says to God, “Thank You for your mercy. In light of what You have done for me, I offer myself to you. Have your way in my life.”

Clarity of God’s will comes into view in the process of offering ourselves to God for His purposes.

Walking as a living sacrifice to God is a virtue to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk

Moment Of Celebration-Transformation

July 22nd, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on a life transformed by God’s grace.

The Apostle Paul wrote in Second Corinthians 3:18, “We, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”

The power of the Holy Spirit works in the believer’s life to reflect the character of Christ. These character qualities include love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These are the qualities that were fully demonstrated by Christ and they have a growing influence on our lives as we follow Jesus step by step.  These are the qualities of the Fruit of the Spirit, and they become the ingredients that invite others to taste and see that the Lord is good.

A life transformed by God’s grace is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk