"I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God,
to make a decisive dedication of your bodies -
presenting all your members and faculties-
as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated)
and well pleasing to God,
which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent)service
and spiritual worship.
Do not be conformed to this world-
this age, fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs.
But be transformed (changed) by the [entire]
renewal of your mind-
by its new ideals and its new attitude-
so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God,
even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
Romans 12 : 1 - 2 Amplified Bible