For the past 11 chapters of Romans, Paul has laid out for us the doctrine of our salvation. Through the Gospel of Christ, we experience the power of God. By God’s mighty power and grace, we are saved from the penalty of sin and the power of sin.
With this realisation and the understanding of the fact that we were no afterthought, one can only do that which makes sense; fall on their knees before Almighty God and cry out, “Not my will, but thine be done. Make me, mould me, shape me into the image of Thy Dear Son. Lord, all my cares, wants, and dreams are given to you. You gave it all for me, so I give everything I am to you. I no longer matter, Your glory, Your Honour, and Your praise are all that matter.”
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
As you lay your life upon the altar, allowing Christ to have the preeminent place in your life, you will experience transformation.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
As you experience this renewal, you will notice your thinking about life and what is important to you will change. You will notice loyalties begin to change, desires begin to change, and your sense of purpose begins to change. There will be a new slogan written upon your heart. It is no longer “Me, Myself, and I” that permeates the philosophy of the world, but one that is rooted in the Word of God and His eternal purpose, “One for all, and all for Christ.”