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important. But the physical living out of our love and service is just as important, for without it the spiritual will die away and without it no one will be evangelized into also giving their whole selves to the Lord.
What does that bodily sacrifice look like? For me it includes not losing my temper with my children, waking up an hour before my older daughters to have a personal prayer time and Bible study, keeping our home reasonably clean, cuddling children and husband when I'd rather sit by myself, supporting my husband's leadership of our family. For my child it includes obeying her parents, playing nicely with her sister, completing her chores with a smile. For my husband it includes working to financially support our family, leading family prayers, loving me when I'm disagreeable, clearly leading our family and teaching our children to obey both himself and me. None of these actions are glamorous; most don't seem to be directly related to our relationship with the Lord. Yet when we carry them out, day by day, as a sacrifice of love to God, they vividly strengthen our spiritual gift of love to Him. What does your bodily sacrifice to God look like?