Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
A lot of times this verse is used to remind us to stay sexually pure in a world where sexual purity isn’t thought of as important anymore. To worship God with sexual purity until we are married and where God created intimacy in sex for.
However this verse also carries major meaning for how we should worship God.
Worship involves your WHOLE BODY!
Mind, Mouth, Eyes, Hands.
A lot of times I need to do a body inventory to see how parts of my body are doing worshipping God. Are my eyes worshipping God through what I decide to watch? Are my hands worshipping God through what I decide to do each day? Is my mouth worshipping God through what I say each day?
I think all of this is important. To check up on how your entire body is doing worshipping God. However I think there is one part of your body that can ultimately affect how EVERY part of your body is doing in your worship of God. So maybe ultimately we should focus on this part of our bodies.
"Worship pours from the overflow of our hearts. If you squeeze an orange, out of it will come orange juice. If you squeeze your heart, what will flow out? Will it be a love for yourself? Will it be your love for a pop band, a football team a girlfriend or a boyfriend? Will it be your passion for Jesus?"
"We all worship. Humans have been created to worship. The big question is: who or what will we worship? John Wimer once said, “Our heart’s desire should be to worship God; we have been destined by God for this purpose. If we don’t worship God, we’ll worship something or someone else.” If Jesus isn’t the number one priority in our lives, we will never fully worship Him. "
"True worship means that in everything we do, we do it for Jesus. So if our hearts are right shouldn’t the natural outpouring be an entire body worshipping Jesus?"
Questions to Consider..............
Where is in your heart today? (Spiritually strong, weak and needing some cardio, Spiritually dead?)
Because of where your heart is today what are you worshipping?
Are you worshipping God with EVERY PART of your being? (tongue, eyes, hands, mind)