"Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and show myself to him." John 14:21 NIV
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God -- this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1 NIV"
By the mercies of God, I beseech you
Your body to Him to present,
A sacrifice, holy, acceptable,
Which will bring you heart's ease and content.
Be ye daily renew'd in your spirit
To this world be not conformed;
Thus you are proving the good will of God,
To His image being transformed.
Day by day, lay your life on the alter
In complete surrender to Him;
Let your love and your purpose ne'er falter,
Thus your living will glorify Him.
Cordelia Hawkins Gatewood