Rom.12:1 "I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."

Interesting, if one moves to understand the good, acceptable and perfect will of God first they will most certainly find this information inadequate to do what they've purposed to do.
It's not until we embrace the full scope of God's mercy that we will respond in true worship. Here Paul tells us what true spiritual worship looks like. Presenting our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God. Giving myself over to the will of God is a natural response to a heart of gratitude for mercy shown. God's salvation to me is undeserved. The very fact that I have life at all amidst my rebellious heart gives evidence of God's mercy.

This is a place of humility. I've been created with the capability of creating my destiny. In that reality, I have a propensity toward pride because of the power I have to control my life. However, I also recognize that I have been created. As such, I consider the Creator. I have been given the gift of life! My life is not my own. A Creator who has revealed himself, not just through what has been created, but also clearly through understandable communication, the Bible. His purpose is clear. His design is made known. Anything in my life contrary to His design is an act of rebellion directly toward Him for which I alone am responsible. Now, I understand His mercy! Now, I understand my response! Now, I am open to transformed thinking! Now, my eyes are open to God's will.
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