Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. That you will be able to test and prove what God’s will-his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Paul is begging us this morning to give ourselves back to God because of all the things that God has done for us. Maybe you have a question, what has he done for me? I am so glad that you asked, he woke you up this morning and all that you have he gave to you. He gave you free will, the ability to make your own decision. He knows, that we don’t always make right decisions so he gives us mercy.
We should present our bodies as living sacrifices holy and pleasing to God, this is the least we can do to say thank you for what he has done for us.
He is telling us not to be like the world, but to be like him. Change must come in our minds, the way we think, understand and believe. We can’t please God with our old mind, because it is ruled by our flesh. Moving from flesh to spirit is change, that must begin with what we think and believe.
Welcoming the change is welcoming God into our lives . Let us live so God can be glorified through our lives. Lord change my mind so that my heart will change which will change the way I live.
To God be the glory,
Apostle Essie Bush