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Romans 12:1-2 says this,

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."

First, notice that it is your responsibility to present your body to God. God will not do it for you. You have to do it. But Scripture doesn’t leave us there. We are shown how we are to do that in verse 2 above.

When it says, Do not be conformed, that word 'conform' means to be pressed into a mold by outward pressures. Instead of being conformed we are told to be transformed. That is actually the Greek word from which we get our English word 'metamorphosis". It means to let what is on the inside come to the outside.

One day many years ago, my kids came home from school with some silk worms. We were supposed to put them in a box and feed them mulberry leaves. I couldn’t believe how many leaves these worms ate! They ate leaves until they turned a translucent green!

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"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Cor. 13: 4-7, 13)


Love defined is a strong affection for another, arising out of kinship or personal ties; attraction; affection felt by lovers; affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests; warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion; the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration; unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another: a god or personification of love.

For some time, I have thought about writing on the topic of love. It is a very important quality that can improve each of our lives. One of the challenges in describing love in the English language is we have only one word to make pronouncements such as 'I love my children' or 'I love my car'. On the other hand, Spanish has close to two dozen words that infer some level of love.

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He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. (Psalm 107:20)

A brother from the United States wrote to me with a wonderful praise report. He said that he’d been suffering pain in his upper back for almost two years. One day, after reading my teaching about meditating on God’s Word, he decided to run with it. So on his way home from work that day, he decided to just meditate on Psalm 23:1, speaking it to himself over and over again—“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

He said that he must have muttered the verse at least 50 times as he pondered on Jesus being a good shepherd to him—how kind Jesus is to provide for him, lead him, tend lovingly to his needs and heal him.

The effect? “Every breath seemed to just release deeper and deeper waves of healing throughout my entire being and I started to notice the pain in my back just dissipate,” he shared happily. “And by the time I got home, all the pain was gone!”

Beloved, if you need healing in your body today, I encourage you to prioritize God’s Word. Meditate on it. Speak it and declare it over yourself. By His Word, God heals and delivers His people from every kind of destruction!

Joseph Prince Ministries

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