Here’s a post from the Grace Digest archives dated Tuesday, July 25, 2006
So, you want to know God’s will?
I have good news for you! He wants you to know His will.
Romans 12:1 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” NKJV
The Amplified Bible puts it this way; “I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.”
You might want to check out the “therefore” of verse one. In the preceding chapters God’s mercy and grace are explained in great detail.
Do you have Romans 12:1 down yet? If so you are on you way to knowing God’s will. Verse 2 says, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
In the Bible a sacrifice usually means death. Are you ready to die to your will and motives? Are you willing to be set apart for God’s purposes? The Bible says this is “reasonable”, not “unreasonable”. It is worship to completely surrender to God. He shows up when we give up!
So, do you still want to know God’s will?