when i was in guatemala, my husband had written me one letter for everyday. they were such an encouragement to me. at the end of every letter he gave me a scripture to stand on. i am going to try to post a scripture weekly or daily, not only to encourage others, but to keep it in front of me. so here's today's scripture:
"therefore, i urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship. do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will."