Just tell me what to do and I will do it, Lord. As long as I live I’ll wholeheartedly obey. Make me walk along the right paths, for I know how delightful they really are. -Ps. 119:33-35 (TLB)
The author of these verses knew enough about how good God’s law is to have the motivation to say “just tell me what to do and I’ll do it.” In our daily Christian walk, can we truly say we have the same feeling for God’s will in our lives and can pray that without reservation? That really is in keeping with the Apostle Paul who wished to be a living sacrifice.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. -Romans 12:1
When we give ourselves over to God as a sacrifice, we find our whole way of thinking and viewing this world will change and we will start to keep our “eyes on the prize.” The only way to experience God’s tranquility is through a complete transformation of heart and mind. Only Jesus can offer us that.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. -Romans 12:2