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.
As I begin to get VERY serious about God, I naturally wonder what He is saying to me with each verse. I hope that God sees my body as a living sacrifice to Him. He created me and I long to be pleasing to him. Just as you would not hope to disappoint your parents with what you do, I would not wish to disappoint my Heavenly father.
I can hope to please Him by telling everybody about him, his grace and how awesome God is. I can hope to please him by living the way He wants me to. Showing love to the people I meet and living the way that His word says I should live. And, I can hope to please Him by thanking him daily for what He has done for me.
I am looking forward to my mind being transformed for Him!!!
Father, thank you for this time to study Your Word and what it means. Please continue to transform me into someone that you would be happy to call your son. I love you and I ask this is Jesus' name, Amen.