Romans 12:1-2 challenges us to “present our bodies as living sacrifices to God,” When a person commits their life to Christ, their heart is transformed by the power of the gospel. This transformation is manifested through the outward acts which are seen by those, this manifestation is carried out by our physical bodies. It is one to say with all my heart to my wife “I love you,” Yet, if with my outward actions I do not demonstrate that love it is nothing (1 Corinthians 13:1-3). At the same time, a dead body brings no comfort to those who are around them, a person can only bring comfort by their living acts of compassion. Because of the transformation that takes place in the heart of a follower of Jesus Christ, it is only natural for them to demonstrate the power of the gospel, by living in a different way. Our behavior demonstrates our essence. If I am a caterpillar I cannot live as a butterfly, but if a metamorphosis has taken place my life will change, a butterfly can no longer live as a caterpillar. It’s very essence has changed! So to has a person who has come to understand the truth of the gospel been transformed. That transformation takes place in the heart, and is manifested by the outward behavior. No longer to we have to submit to the desires of the flesh, through the power of the Holy Spirit we have the ability to overcome the flesh and choose to serve God. It is the power of the Spirit that produces naturally in and through us the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). As you evaluate your heart before God, look at what He is doing in and through you. Choose today to follow Christ (Joshua 24:15).