This is not salvation by works in any way. It is pursuing your sanctification/maturity with a a balance of fear of disappointing God, and an awe of how magnificent he is. Fully devoted to him, until you made new.


Let us all Remember, that this life, and our Faith, is not a game. We cant just dress up our lives to look good, but really not have pure motives. God sees everything, and knows our hearts. Not that we won’t make mistakes, but that we do walk in faith. It is Jesus who makes us right before a Holy God, and the Holy Spirit, who strengthens us to persevere, and be faithful. One day we will be made perfect, but until then, may we be filled with the spirit, humbled by the gift of salvation, through Faith, and walk with confidence that God loves us. May we show that same love to others today and every day.

Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts.
Proverbs 21:2 NASB

Our bodies, given as a living sacrifice. In verse 2, it says, that we might be transformed. Just as Christ poured out his life for us, we are to give up our lives to him. It is a process, but the word transformed is from the word, metamorphosis. Think of the caterpillar transformed into the beautiful butterfly. Only God can do this in our lives, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Some believers process is faster or slower than others, but in the end, we will be transformed. Thank you, Jesus.

Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
Romans 12:1 NASB