Present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness. ~Romans 6:19
The Apostel Paul urges the Romans to present their members (body parts) as slaves of righteousness. He wants them to offer each part of their bodies in devoted service to God. He wants them to commit everthing to God - hands for making things, mouths for speaking, ears for listening, muscles for working - their whole bodies.
Committing your body to God is the starting point in getting your life on track. For change to happen in any area of your life - whether financial, vocatioanl, educational, mental or relational - it actually works best to begin with the physical. Why? Because your body affects your behavior. Your muscles affect your moods and motivation. If your body feels weak, you feel weak.
Consider setrting aside some time to present your body to God for God's service. The Bible says you "are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:10)
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: God wants to be Lord of your body and longs to use it to bring Good News to a hurting world.
The Daniel Plan 365-Day Devotional: Daily Encouragement For A Healthier Life
Written by The Daniel Plan Team