Worshipping with your body (30 June 2020)

Morning Encounter:


Dear friends, God is good. So I beg you to offer your bodies to him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing. That’s the most sensible way to serve God. Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him.

(Romans 12.1-2)


Because Jesus offered his body as a sacrifice for the whole world, we have no need of the animal and bird sacrifices mentioned throughout the Scriptures. But here, Paul encourages us to offer our bodies to God in worship and in service. In doing so, God will renew our minds and draw us nearer to him.


Spend a few moments in worship and, if you can, actively use your body. You may like to dance, raise your hands, walk around as you sing, shout or whisper praise to God. Alternatively you might like to simply lie on the floor as an act of surrender.

Midday Meditation:

‘I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.’

Eric Liddell (Chariots of Fire)

Evening Reflection:

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every one who speaks to me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

Salvation is of the Lord. Salvation is of the Christ. May your salvation, Lord, be ever near us.

(St. Patrick)

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