"And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice - the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him." Romans 12:1 NLT
The body - the outward man, the physical, the house in which we live. This is the thing that gives us so much trouble, and yet we are to bring it into subjection. We are the caretakers, and are responsible for what our bodies do. We are not to be carnal Christians.
Paul says in I Corinthians 9:27 that it is the man on the inside, our spirit and real "us", that is to keep our bodies in line with the Word. Our spirit man is made new, reborn, and now our "bodies" or "what we do" and "how we act" is to change.
The choice is ours. Let's dominate our flesh and present it to God as a living sacrifice!
-Pastor Lisa Womble