“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. 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.” (Romans 12:1–2, NASB95)
Sometimes I have to allow you to become confused because you are so determined to go ahead of Me in your own strength and will. You are pulled by the world into patterns and pathways I never intended. Let Me remake your whole nature, not just the “religious” part of your life. Dedicate to Me the whole of your life: these neighbors you do not like, the parent you still fear or resent, the son or daughter you cannot easily love and enjoy, the mate you think needs to be remodeled. Let Me transform your whole attitude, your tastes and preferences, your family life. You cannot do this of yourself alone.
Anne S. White