Romans 12:1,2 ... I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.
This Scripture is dealing with our flesh side ... our house, so to speak ... because we're supposed to take care of it. The Holy Spirit lives in there and it's supposed to be a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God.
What does "conform" mean? it means "to live like they do".
"Oh, you're a Christian? I couldn't tell that. I never knew that before ... until just now when you told me."
Is this "being conformed"? It being conformed to the world. "Be not conformed to the world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."
What does "transformed" mean? If you have an electrical transformer, what is it doing? it's taking in a power, changing it around, and this power is going out as another kind of power.
Now what are we doing with our soulish realm? We are transforming it by the renewing of our mind. This is what we're supposed to be doing anyway ... renewing our mind to the Word of God.
We are transforming our soulish heart by the renewing of our mind by God's Word so that we may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. We are transforming our soul with God's Word in our spirit heart so our soulish heart is exactly like our spirit heart.
We cannot separate our spiritual heart from our soulish heart. In the end, they must be exactly alike.
The renewing of our mind is our job. God does not do it for us. He doesn't renew our soul when He renews our spirit.
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler