There are certain people who know exactly what they want to do in life at an early age. Most teenagers live life day to day or for the weekend. However, Rachael Lampa rose to fame and critical acclaim at age 15 in 2000 with the release of her debut album, Live for You. Sometimes you hear a song, but you’re distracted at the time so it doesn’t strike a nerve or touch your heart.
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, Romans 12:1.
When I recently listened to Live for You late at night, I was touched by the lyrics and melody. My mind was reminded of the apostle Paul’s words in the passage above. Before you can discover God’s will for your life, you have to offer your body as a living sacrifice. As Christian’s like Rachael live for Jesus, God’s plan for your life comes into focus. May Life for You challenge you to pursue God’s will for your life.
by Jay Mankus