Consecrate Yourself

Exodus 32:29

“For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves today to the LORD, even every
man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing
this day.”

The word consecrates means to make or declare sacred; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity.  So when Moses is telling them to consecrate themselves, he is telling them to separate themselves from that which is not of God, to become holy, to become sacred.  Often times the Lord desires to bless us, but we choose to keep living any kind of way.  When we truly consecrate ourselves, when we truly spend that time with God, in prayer and fasting, God can then come in and bless us.

We expect so much from God, but what are we really willing to sacrifice for Him.  We’re often like a beggar with our hands constantly out desiring to receive, but unwilling to give anything in return.  When we think about it, He really does not ask too much of us.  The sacrifice he desires from us is simply for us to truly give ourselves to Him.  When we truly surrender our all to Him, He comes in and bring forth the change we so desire(the blessing).  We become his willing servants, we no longer
run from that which He has called us to do.  We become an obedient and disciplined people, doing what thus say the Lord, and are no longer satisfying the desires of our flesh.

When we are consecrated, we do not have to worry, for he says he will bestow upon us a blessing.  Meaning as long as we are living holy, we know that He is with us no matter what.  Remembering also that “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”  (Matthew 6:24).  Living holy means to serve God and God alone!

My prayer for today, Father I ask you that those that are not consecrated become consecrated, and those us that are remain faithful to you.  That we remain set apart and live a life that is holy, not allowing the things of this world to cause us to detour from your will.  I pray that we remain steadfast in that which you have called us to do, that our works will be good works, so that you may continue to bestow your blessing upon us, in Jesus name I pray, Amen!

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