I submit and subject everything that I am and everything that I do to the Word of God. That is what Christianity is. We are to present ourselves as a living sacrifice to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is through His Word that He exercises His authority over His church during this period of time we call the "Church age."
In continuing the spiritual gifts series, I want to discuss why the need for God to grow our faith is so vital to our removing of "Self" from our Christian life. I have already established that self is one of the greatest barriers to a healthy church. It is also one of the greatest barriers to properly using spiritual gifts in the church.
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. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.