I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Romans 12:1 ESV

I live in a country founded by amazing men and women who have sacrificed greatly so we can enjoy the freedoms we do today.

I’ve read many great books this past year and one of my favorites was a book entitled, Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win. This book is packed with examples of brave men who made the ultimate sacrifice so that others can have the freedoms that we so richly enjoy today.

This book caused me to dive deeper into the mindset of this elite group of warriors. It also made me reflect on how they’ll do anything they must to fulfill their mission and uphold their principles.

As Believers, we are at war. Our mission is clear.

As Paul wrote, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”

Jesus modeled this perfectly for us. His mission on earth was clear, to do the will of the Father, and He executed the Father’s will perfectly. As Mark 10:45 states, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Take a moment to reflect on your life. What areas are you not in line with His Word? What areas of your life are you holding onto and not fully submitting to the Father’s will?

Today is the day! Claim victory over Satan, submit your will to the Father’s leading and present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Rohn Gibson — Business Mentor & Co-Founder of ChurchSpring