Word 4U Today

3 Cs – GOD’S CLAIMS ON YOU (3)

 

‘…Therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.’         1 Corinthians 6:20 KJV

 

Let’s round this off then. The third ‘C’ is a word you might not be familiar with, but one we quite enjoy:

‘consecrate’.

It means to be ‘set apart’.

Being declared different, for and by God.

Does this mean that you’re under obligation to be perfect?

Nah – you can’t make yourself perfect; only God can and will do that someday (i.e., Heaven).

The first step, which is the one we’re talking about, is willingness: God is looking for people that are up for it.

How do you view being set apart?

One example for our mega-holy readership might be ‘My parents want me to go to Bible College and be a minister.’ Well, there’s good news and bad. The good news is that Bible College can deepen your devotion to Christ and give you insights into His Word. The bad news is that your parents can’t ‘call’; you; only God can! ‘…And no one takes this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, …’ (Hebrews 5:4 NIV).

So, ‘How do I know where I’m meant to be?’

Basically, when God calls you, you’ll know.

That nervous excitement when you know you really should join that mission you’ve put off for ages? Or that sense of righteous anger that drives you to give time and/or money to your local charity?

Whatever the calling, big or small, He will open the doors, make the connections, and provide the resources.

All He asks of you is that you ‘consecrate’ yourself to do His will.

What now?

What do you feel ‘called’ to? While you’re praying today, imagine holding that up, in your hands, to God and giving it over to Him. Now take your hands back into your chest, and receive your life back as a gift, set apart for God.

 

Joy Ferdiz

September 21st, 2013

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