*“So then, my friends, because of God’s great mercy to us I appeal to you: Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him. This is the true worship that you should offer. Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God—what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect.” Romans‬ ‭12:1-2‬ ‭GNTD‬‬*

God’s purpose your creation and redemption through the blood of Jesus is different from how the rest of the people in the world live. Although you might wonder about all the fun so many people enjoy as they go about organizing and attending different parties, shows and events. How they accumulate romantic partners, chase after money, recognition, fame, and essentially live for pleasure. 

The Scripture is very clear about how you are to live. The reason is this, you are no longer of the world. You have been redeemed, saved and delivered from the futility and the transient glory in the world. You were bought with a price, you are now exclusively God’s possession for His praise, glory and renown. You are His chosen vessel. Through you, God will make His name known and diffuses everywhere the fragrance of His knowledge in all nations and before kings on earth.

What God demands from you to fulfil His glorious plans through your life is your total surrender and complete yielding of your life: who you are and what you have presently and who you hope to be in the future and everything you hope to have. Also, you are to renounce every worldly way, principle, ideology and philosophy that is not according to Christ. You must allow God’s Word to guide and direct your life in every sphere of your daily life and living in this world. May the Lord God help you to burn every bridge you left behind in the world and embrace Him only as your only reason for living. Good morning.

Your Brother,

Olufemi Babalola