The Lord wants us to know His love through experience, not just because “…the Bible tells me so.” Through our own personal experiences with Jesus we can know His love.
For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
We live and make life choices based on conclusions (beliefs) we have made from how we perceived and processed events in our lives. When there is a habit or area that we do not like about ourselves, we might make a resolution. Resolutions are based on our own opinions of areas that need to be changed. Many times, the area we want to change, or the method we are using to change it becomes our focus. Some people are successful in making changes through these kinds of resolutions.
However, the transformation that is discussed in Romans 12:2 comes about differently.