Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God- this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is- his good, pleasing and perfect will.
God does ask us to sacrifice some things- in some rare cases to sacrifice everything. When Jesus went into the desert, he sacrificed everything in order to be fully in line with God’s plans for him. When we sacrifice worldly things for spiritual things, it brings us closer to God, and closer to understanding His will.
Father God, you don’t ask much from me, yet you ask everything. I am yours. I want to be a living sacrifice for you. Amen