Some of my notes from this morning's message

Romans 12 (Amplified Bible)

  1. I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.
  2. Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].

"According to their pasture, so were they filled. They were filled and their heart was lifted up. Therefore they have forgotten Me." (Hosea 13:6)

Indeed we serve a great God, one who wants nothing but the best for us. While stated in Jeremiah 29:11 (For I know the purposes which I am purposing for you, says Jehovah; purposes of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope), this is best summed up by John 3:16-17.

Hosea 10:12

Sow yourself in righteousness; 
Reap in mercy; 
Break up your fallow ground,
For it is time to seek the Lord
Till He comes and rains righteousness on you.

The following examines our worldview and tests how closely we are aligned to our God.