“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.”
– Romans 12:1
|Jesus was the same before and after His resurrection and yet His body was completely transformed. Scriptures say that He was the firstborn among many brothers. His body was a heavenly body. His metamorphosis and transformation happened for us. How does it happen? By the renewing of your mind. If you want to be transformed, you have to transform your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is; His good, pleasing and perfect will. Scripture very clearly says that our greatest act of worship is to present our bodies as living sacrifices by renewing our mind. And why do I think he talks about living sacrifices here? Because I think that having a new mind requires discipline — it’s difficult. The default is to be wild … to be led by your emotions and to just sort of let everything go, but the godly way is to have new thoughts, to pay attention to what you think about, and to demand in your body that your mind comes in line with the word of God.
Enable me, God, to be a living sacrifice for you.
Will you let yourself be transformed by God?