“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.”Romans 12:1 NASB
We are called to present our bodies as a living sacrifice unto the Lord. We not only claim to follow Christ but we walk in obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Now there are some who merely honor God with their lips but their hearts are far from Him. We demonstrate our love for the Lord in walking in obedience to His commands.
To claim to follow Christ yet live in habitual sin and gratify the lust of the sinful nature is not true Christianity. There are some who have turned the grace of God into a license to sin and this is not true Christianity. We cannot claim to be in Christ yet indulge and seek after the lust of this world.
May our lives be a living sacrifice unto Him. As we seek Him daily we are transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. It is a deception to believe you can one foot in God’s kingdom and one foot in the world. Our lives must be fully surrendered to Jesus Christ. That means every area of our lives must be surrendered.