July 14, 2004
“Who then is willing to consecrate himself this day to the Lord?” (I Chronicles 29: 5b)
Precious Disciple of Jesus Christ, the Daystar,
According to Webster, to consecrate is “to devote irrevocably to the worship of God.” Consecrating ourselves to the Lord, then, is the act of devoting our lives to God without turning back.
In the context of our Scripture verse for this week, David is making preparations for the temple which his son Solomon will build. David sets the example by giving of his best to the Lord. He totally consecrates himself to fulfilling God’s purposes. Then David asks the people if they are willing to follow his example.
God is asking us the same thing today. Are we willing to consecrate ourselves totally to the work of the Lord? Or are we more concerned about our own agenda?
Unless and until we put God’s agenda before our own, we will never experience all that He has for us. Matthew 6: 33 says it best: “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Your sister in Christ,
Dr. MaryAnn Diorio
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