Living Sacrifice Romans 12 : 1 ...... I beseech you therefore , brethren , by the mercies of God , that you present your bodies a living sacrifice , holy and acceptable to God , which is your reasonable service. Paul encourages us to imagine that we bring our bodies each day , lay them on the altar before His presence, and ask Him to use this " sacrifice" for His glory and the good of His people,. It's only reasonable. 12 : 2 ---- 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. God does not want us to try hard to sin less, but to depend upon His Spirit to be transformed into people who love to please God through willing obedience. That transformation begins with the mind.