From the Kitchen Table
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. 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. Romans 12:1-2
There’s this thing called the “mercy of God” that changes everything for us. God loves us! And it’s His love that convinces us to leave this life of sin. We offer Him our lives by His love. This thing about exchanging our will for His will is motivated by love, not the law. The law shows us that we cannot live in His love on our own. It’s not a rules thing; it’s a revelation thing. When we begin to live in the revelation of God’s love, we will leave this world for rules to live in the reality of His love. Our will is shaped by our love or who or what we think loves us. Fall in love with Jesus today. Love His will, His word, His work. And if we fail, we get up and run back into His arms of love. His will for us is good, pleasurable and mature. We’re walking away from the immature love of this world to live in the mature love of God. That’s what will transform the will of a believer.