Posted by Craig Borlase on 16 May 2017

There’s always someone who does it better. There’s always a church with more people, a slicker worship band or a better idea of how to use social media/interactive video/overhead projectors.

Comparisons are toxic. Measuring ourselves up against someone else will only ever rob us of contentment.

“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. Do not conform to the pattern of this 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.”
[Romans 12:1-2]

What does Paul mean by ‘to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – which is your spiritual worship?’

Maybe it’s not nearly as complicated as we might suspect. Maybe he’s urging us to reject comparison and to simply embrace the risk of trusting God with all that we have.

How amazing would your own church be if we all lived this way?

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