Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship Romans 12:1
What does it mean to offer your body as a “Living Sacrifice” for God? The definition for Sacrifice is to surrender or offering. The first thing we need to remember is that our bodies are the “Temple of God” (1 Corinthians 3:16) as Christians the Holy Spirit lives inside you to be your Comforter, Advocate, and Counselor. (John 14:26) The Spirit of God can’t dwell in you if your Temple is corrupted.
To offer your body as a “Living Sacrifice” to God is to refrain from using your body to sin. Refrain from drugs, drunkenness, sexual immorality, cursing, ect. If you want to know why you’re not filled with the Holy Spirit, then you need to reevaluate your Temple.
Would you ever go to church drunk, or high, or using profanity? Then why is it acceptable in your Temple of God? The act of being a “Living Sacrifice” to God is to give up the Earthly pleasures of sin and focus on our higher calling in Christ Jesus.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
The next verse tells us “Don’t conform to this world”, just because the world is living in immorality, doesn’t mean you have to conform to it. Offer yourself as a pleasing “Living Sacrifice” to God and watch the power of the Holy Spirit transform you in Jesus Name Amen