Romans 12:1-2 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Wow, that is a mouthful isn’t it? How do we get to the transforming that God is wanting to do in our lives. Transforming our thoughts, attitudes, desires, direction, and focus. Verse 1 in the above scripture states that we must present our bodies as living and holy sacrifices. The author also states that it must be acceptable to God and that is a “given.” It’s like he is saying “no duh” to the fact that we must give our total life to Christ in every area of our life and that is when the transformation start to take place. In the movie Transformers,
Bumble Bee is an old camaro in his earthly form and the main characters are riding in the camaro and the girl calls him a piece of junk. He kicks them out of the car and goes down the road and passes a brand new camaro and he takes on the form of that car and pulls up and they are amazed at the great transformation to the newer, cooler looking car. How did it happen? He just took on the form of the newer car by getting close to it. He didn’t have to rebuild himself. He was changed to take on the form of the new car.
Lesson to be learned from Bumble Bee. If you want to be known as a person who walks with God, then allow Him to change you. That change involves opening your heart and mind to His ways and then the change starts taking place. Also, in our lives the closer we get to God and His Ways, the more we look like Jesus and that is our goal….transformed.
Verse 2 of Romans 12 says it this way, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” If we continue to be conformed to the ways of the world we will look like the old camaro in that scene of the movie and we will feel and look like a piece of junk. No, the transformation will not happen if we continue to “rub shoulders” with the ways of the world. We must draw closer to God so he will “rub off” on us and transform who we are to who He wants us to be. We will be the “new” Bumble Bee and we will be dangerous….. in a Godly way.
When that transformation takes place the writer says that we will prove what the will of God is…good, acceptable and perfect. If you want to know what God wants you to do, then let the process of change and transformation have it’s way in your life and the natural occurrence will be God using you exactly like He wants. For a person with the Holy Spirit in their life, that is holy utopia, or the spirit filled life. If you want completeness, then there it is in a nutshell. TRANSFORMATION COMPLETE!!
Then Galatians 2:20 will be seen in your life. Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now life in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved and gave Himself up for me.”
How bout starting that transformation today by presenting your body as a living and holy sacrifice to the Lord. A living sacrifice process that begins by bowing your will to His will and putting your pride aside and quit believing in your capabilities and trusting in His capabilities for living this living life of devotion to the one who is worthy, Jesus Christ. I believe you will be surprised by what the transformation looks like when God starts changing you into the person He wants you to be. There is more to you than meets the eye at this moment. In fact, I believe it will blow you away when you see just how much God wants to impact this world through this miracle transformation. It won’t happen though if you don’t commit totally to the process.
Commit today to PRESENT TO GOD – SHUN THE WORLD – GOD TRANSFORMATION COMPLETE
The Pilgrimage continues….