Rom 6:17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance.
You obey Christ from your heart to love. What a transformation you have received. What a gift in Christ. You were changed but not just changed to be better but you are completely different. You are now emulating Jesus. You are loving like him for the benefit of others and the glory of God. What better worship than the transformation to emulation.
But this was not only given but you were taken by the power of God for the purpose of transformation. This Jesus and his command to love has claimed your allegiance. You have be apprehended, you are now an ally. Allies are guarded and benefited because they are included as part of the mission.
This task of Christ you have now undertaken in his power, for his purpose, and in his place. Think about this hard. Thank him for the high privilege.