“You yourselves, as living stones, a spiritual house, are being built to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 2:5
Lord God, There are a lot of things that amaze me. It amazes me that you even want me to be a stone in your spiritual house, especially since I keep on sinning even after I know better. And yet, God, you still cleanse me by your Spirit and build me into your house, as a stone mason would. This amazes me! But what astounds me just as much, sometimes even more is this: You want me to serve you and you love what I do in faith. You love the way that I take care of my family. You love the way that I serve at my church. You love the way that I neighbor the people who live around me. Whatever I do in faith, you love it and it smells good to you. The sacrifice of my life smells good to you. Help me, O God, to realize this awesome privilege and continue to offer up spiritual sacrifices, a life that pleases you. Amen.