"...the notion [is] that we have to consecrate our gifts to God. We cannot consecrate what is not ours. The only thing I can give to God is my right to myself (see Romans 12:1). If I will give God that, He will make a holy experiment out of me, and God's experiments always succeed.....When the saint begins to realize that God engineers circumstances, there will be no more whine, but only a reckles abandon to Jesus. Never make a principle out of your own experience; let God be as original with other people as He is with you." - Oswald Chambers, Daily Thoughts for Disciples.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.