“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God — this is your true and proper worship,” (Romans 12:1, NIV).
Not too long ago, some bystanders in Utah helped save a motorcyclist’s life. He struck a car as it was pulling out of a parking lot. Upon collision, the motorcyclist flew off the bike and landed underneath the car. While he was unconscious, the motorcycle and the car burst into flames. If it hadn’t been for some construction workers and college students nearby, the biker could have lost his life. They worked together to tilt the flaming car off the young man and pull him to safety.
Every time we pray, encourage, uplift, support, or come to the aid of others, we are putting our lives on the line. We may not be physically threatened, like the motorcyclist trapped under the flaming car, but we become a spiritual target to Satan and his dominion. He knows when we enter the Holy of Holies; the Lord listens to His children and comes to their aid. He may not come to our aid the way we think He should, but He knows what is best. If we are praying from the right perspective, the prayers we pray will be what the Lord would want us to pray. When we are in tune with Him, He puts His desires on our hearts, and we pray them so He can fulfill His will. We acknowledge we are in agreement with Him and give Him permission to move in the lives we pray for. Anytime we put our lives aside for the sake of others, we are living a life of worship.