Consecrate—To set apart or devote to God
A lot of people hear the word consecrate and shy away from it because they feel like it’s something too holy for us to be apart of and that it’s too hard to do. Truth is we do it everyday for various activities. Want some examples? Ok!
1) Getting pumped up for a sports event. In the locker room people put on their earphones and get in a zone.
2) Same thing happens during a workout. You have that one special work out playlist that makes running those 3 miles that much easier.
3) When we have a big test we get by ourselves or with a small group and devote that time to our studies.
God is asking for the same thing! Carving out moments of our day everyday dedicated to him and him alone. This can look like reading scripture and sitting and meditating or it could be shutting down an entire weekend to focus on him and being led in the direction he desires for us. Time set apart is not to make us feel lonely or miss out on things but to set us up for what we are to face in the next moment or coming days in our lives.
Consecration does not only apply to people going forth in ministry on Sunday mornings so this week I encourage you to set apart some time out of your day and devote it to God. If you already do this, yay awesome! Keep it up!
Melanie N. Lee
I just REALLY love Jesus!!!
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