THE PRICE OF CONSECRATION
This particular price is one that can be trivialized under the cover of I am saved and whatever I do doesn’t matter or its my heart that the Lord is after while its true that its your heart that the Father is after, you must not neglect the place of consecration.
If we are to fulfill God’s plans and purposes for our lives, we must bear in my mind that we can’t just do anything even the things that are “ morally acceptable”. Why because we have been called to be consecrated unto Him, for His service. Let’s look at scripture so it doesn’t feel as though we are speaking vague things
But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid,Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. 14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, 15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. 16 He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. 17 And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” Luke 1:13-17
Kindly take note of the highlighted verses in this John the Baptist had been called before He was even in Elizabeth’s womb and GOD had already given instructions on what He should and should not do.
But you are God’s chosen treasure, priests who are kings, a spiritual “nation” set apart as God’s devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience his marvelous light, and now he claims you as his very own. He did this so that you would broadcast his glorious wonders throughout the world. 1 Peter 2:9 (TPT). Now if God has taken ownership of you and has paid the price for us to live in His care for life, will it be right for us to live like as though we were in our former estate. Definitely No!
The call of God upon our lives is not a call to live anyhow or to do things anyhow, it is a call to be consecrated unto him. For example if as a person who is aware of God’s call upon your life you still post nude pictures on your whatsapp status or general social media handles, then you’ve not understood what God has placed in your hands.
Also, many atimes its not as though what God has asked us not to do is wrong but for his call upon our lives, it requires us abstaining from such. Paul says something in the book of 1 Corinthians 10:23 You say, “Under grace there are no rules and we’re free to do anything we please.” Not exactly. Because not everything promotes growth in others. Your slogan, “We’re allowed to do anything we choose,” may be true but not everything causes the spiritual advancement of others. So if everyone is allowed to just do anything in the kingdom,we’d have a lot of persons stumbling. We have not been called to live anyhow or do things anyhow but to live for His glory, to live on His terms.
Consecration isn’t stale and it is a price we as believers who are called of Him have to pay in seeing that God’s kingdom is established in the hearts of men and in the nations.
Take note that if Jesus was in our time and age, he sure would live differently, a consecrated life unto the Father.
Live on the Father’s terms and not your own terms, that is true consecration.
MAY THE LORD HELP US LIVE A LIFE OF CONSECRATION IN JESUS NAME
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