Are you Offering your body as a Living Sacrifice- Christ did for You

Are you Offering your body as a Living Sacrifice? Christ did for You.

We just went to a wedding where they read Romans 12 and it has been a scripture that has meant a lot to me lately. The crucifix at the wedding church was also great and moved me to share these verses with you all.

 

Romans 12:1-2a “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. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

 

The crucifix on the altar showed Christ hanging on the cross. Many churches have beautiful plain crosses, which is nice, but this one really hit home with me. Christ is God’s Son, He could have come and ruled over us all and lived in power and glory. He chose instead to give His earthly body as a living sacrifice to His Heavenly Father.

He felt pain, hunger, and exhaustion just as we do. But that wasn’t it. Christ offered His body to God’s plan, even to death on a cross. He endured insults, whipping, stabbing, and being hung on the tree. This is the greatest bodily sacrifice anyone can ever offer.

Romans 12:1-2 Offer your bodies a living sacrifice. www.lavenderngrace.com

If Christ, King of all, can be obedient to such harsh treatment to His body, why is it we cannot keep our bodies as living sacrifices in much less extreme ways.

After the wedding ceremony I continued to think of all of this. Do I really offer my body as a living sacrifice to God’s Will? If He called me to international missions, youth missions, etc. could my body even keep up? God may not have called me to such strenuous work right now, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be ready for anything at any time.

 

Christ gave up His earthly life, and I can’t even get in a 15 minute exercise to keep my body in good condition? I only have this body because He gave it to me, and has blessed me with the health that I do have. I need to live grateful for my physical health, and use it to keep this body fit and ready for anything He can put into our future.

 

He came so that we could have life to the fullest, so let’s live it to the fullest!

Join me in a new attitude towards our fitness. No longer seeing exercise as a chore, but an act of service. Not something on the chore list, but something that could allow God to give us great works to do for His kingdom that we wouldn’t be able to do with weaker bodies.

 

How could 15 minutes a day change not only your body, but also your emotions, and your relationship with the Father? I have listed some fun Christian songs to workout to. Combine that physical fitness with worship!

Christian Workout Songs. www.lavenderngrace.com

Alive-Hillsong Young & Free

Dance-Planetshakers

This Is Living Now-Hillsong Young & Free

Light Shine Bright-TobyMac (This one has an exercise dance)

Feel It-TobyMac (This one has an exercise dance)

Shake-Mercy Me

Good Morning-Mandisa

Ready Or Not-Britt Nicole

 

Also check out this blog post to support your workout with our awesome Top 10 Young Living products for your Gym Bag!

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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions: There’s an Oil for that!

Welcome to 2016! Happy New Year oilers!

Last year was an exciting year, and 2016 is going to be even better. I can feel it!

We’ve compiled the top 10 most common New Year’s Resolutions and show how there really is an oil for everything on that list.  Of course we always suggest having some great reference guides and websites to look to for more information.

Find your resolution below and see how Young Living’s Pure Therapeutic-grade Essential Oils can support your journey and progress on those goals this coming year.

New to essential oils? Check out the basics and learn about why we only trust Young Living in our families here.

1) Weight Management

It’s no surprise that after overindulging over the holidays, many make the resolution to get their waistline back in check for the new year. Slique Essence is a yummy essential oil blend that can be added to water or tea to help curb cravings. Citrus Fresh and Grapefruit are also great options to calm appetite and gently detox your holiday fun.

 

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions: There's an Oil for That! Young Living Essential Oils to support your Weight Management goals this year. www.lavenderngrace.com

2) Hit the Gym

Along with number one, many people also want to get back into a fitness routine. With winter in full swing we are feeling trapped in our homes and missing exercise. Motivation and Oola Fitness are great oils to use to get you in the mood for heading to the gym. PanAway and Deep Relief roll-on are both amazing at soothing your muscles and joints post-workout.

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions: There's an Oil for That! Young Living Essential Oils to help you Hit the Gym this year. www.lavenderngrace.com

 

 

 

3) New Job or Promotion

We are living in a generation where only 13% of employees feel engaged in their work! Many people are making resolutions to finally go for that promotion or to try and get a new job or career all together. Highest Potential, Oola Field, and Build Your Dream are all great options to use topically or aromatically to inspire confidence and clarity. Try diffusing in your office or applying to the back of your neck.

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions: There's an Oil for That! Young Living Essential Oils to support your Career goals this year. www.lavenderngrace.com

 

4) Break that Habit

We all have a habit that steals our time, money, etc. We encourage a lot of research on your specific topic.

 

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions: There's an Oil for That! Young Living Essential Oils to help you break those expensive habits this year. www.lavenderngrace.com

 

5) Get Organized

We all just got lots of Christmas presents to add to our already large amount of belongings. The tiny house movement is also encouraging people to let go of unnecessary stuff and get organized to simplify life. Release is a great oil to diffuse while going through things to help you let go of what you don’t need. Smell Motivation to get you in the mood for some serious organizing, and apply Stress Away to keep your spirits up during the long task.

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions: There's an Oil for That! Young Living Essential Oils to support your Organizational goals this year. www.lavenderngrace.com

 

6) Dump the Debt and Save Money

The average American home has $6000-$8000 in credit card debt! That’s crazy. Diffuse these oils and sit down with your spouse, an accountability partner, etc. and set up a real budget for this year. Use Common Sense to help differentiate between necessities and just unneeded spending, and Gratitude to be grateful for what you have and to put things into perspective.

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions: There's an Oil for That! Young Living Essential Oils to support your Financial goals this year. www.lavenderngrace.com

 

7) Manage your Stress

Our culture lives at lightning speed. Work, play, keep up with the Joneses, volunteer, run your kids to activities, church commitments, and so much more. Choose this year to Release some things that are keeping you over busy and not adding value to your life. Apply Joy over your heart to inspire a great attitude to start your day. Stress Away is also great to keep in your purse, desk, etc. to have on hand for those crazy afternoons when you need a little emotional uplifting.

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions: There's an Oil for That! Young Living Essential Oils to help you Manage your Stress levels this year. www.lavenderngrace.com

 

8) Deepen Relationships

Wether it’s your spouse, friends, parents, or anyone else; these oils are great for helping to deepen those friendships this year. Apply Forgiveness over your heart to let go of past hurts and diffuse Oola Friends or Oola Family to focus on the area you need most.

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions: There's an Oil for That! Young Living Essential Oils to support healthy Relationships this year. www.lavenderngrace.com

 

9) Set a Sleep Routine

In our technology-driven world it is so easy to stay up too late on our gadgets. Increased business and stress can also keep our minds running and delay falling asleep. RutaVala, Cedarwood, Lavender, Stress Away, and Peace and Calming are all great oils to support healthy sleep patterns. Apply to the bottoms of the feet, diffuse, or mist on your pillow to gently ease you into a great night’s sleep. The blue lights from devices can also effect our natural sleep patterns and keep us awake longer. So definitely consider setting a time each night to turn off your phone, laptop, and television or wearing special orange glasses to block the blue lights.

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions: There's an Oil for That! Young Living Essential Oils to support a Good Night's Sleep this year. www.lavenderngrace.com

10) Have more Confidence

On social media we only see the best of our friends’ lives. This can cause us to have unrealistic expectations for ourselves. Diffuse Release to let go of the need to meet all these expectations. Apply Stress Away and Valor to ease stress and inspire confidence and social skills this coming year.

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions: There's an Oil for That! Young Living Essential Oils to support your Emotional Balance and Confidence this year. www.lavenderngrace.com