All I Am

Christmas break came and went. The transition back to college life has been more difficult than I imagined. At home, I had no responsibilities, a feeling I will lose  as soon as I graduate from college. At home, I spent most of my days with family. It was the first time I spent a long time with my brothers since the Summer.

Yet, since being back, God has spoke to me in some clear moments. When I’ve been at my lowest, crying on the phone to my mom, He’s been there.

Last night, I felt the urge to spend some quality time alone with Him. I opened my Bible to Romans 12, which I believe will be a huge part of this next semester. I read verse one which says, “I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice- the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him.”

It was a verse I’d heard often. Mostly it was one of the two that I heard when talking about taking care of our bodies. However, last night, God wanted to teach me something different through this verse. It became so much more than just taking care of it. Last night it became the verse that opened my eyes to the selfish way I have been living. It says to offer my body as a living and holy sacrifice. My body is all that I am. It holds my personality, gives me the energy to perform throughout the day. My body is me. I realized that I need to offer all I am to God every day.

So now my prayer to God is to teach me to humbly give my life to Him every day. Its not my own. He’s graciously given me this tool and I want to give it back to Him.

God, take all I am.

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