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In the last six devotionals, I been talking about offering every part of ourselves to God. This devotional concludes this series. “Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God” (Romans 12:1). “The body is for the Lord” (1 Corinthians 6:13). “Offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness” (Romans 6:13). One concrete way for expressing a “full surrender” is by giving God our eyes, ears, mouth, hands, and feet. “Lord, I give you my eyes

Have you ever noticed how often feet are mentioned in the Bible? “He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand” (Psalm 40:2). “I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word” (Psalm 119:101). In the Bible we read of feet stained with blood. Feet in the mud and mire. Feet on the solid rock. Feet in the pit. Feet on the stairway. Feet in the fire. Feet in

Through prayer we give God our hands and all that is in our hands to do: “Establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands” (Psalm 90:17). God asked Moses, “What is that in your hand?” “A staff,” he replied (Exodus 4:2). Given over to God, the staff of Moses became the “staff of God” (Exodus 4:20; 17:9): Performing miraculous signs before Pharaoh. Dividing the Red Sea. Defeating God’s enemies. Bringing water from the rock. Joshua had

We give God our eyes, our ears. We also give God our mouth. What comes out of our mouths is first in our hearts and minds. It is good or true or beautiful? Is it morally honorable, faithfully accurate, aesthetically admirable, spiritually valuable? Paul wrote “think about such things” (Philippians 4:8). We can add, speak about such things. The mouth can speak what is good – to praise God, testify about God, teach God’s wisdom. The mouth can also speak what is bad. Ephesians

In the Scriptures, God’s ear is alert to the poor and oppressed as well as to the righteous. But he can also turn a deaf ear toward people and refuse to listen. Likewise our ears can be open or closed to God. Isaiah wrote: “The Sovereign LORD . . . wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed. The Sovereign LORD has opened my ears; I have not been rebellious, I have not turned away” (Isaiah 50:4-5). In much of the

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