The Real Truth About Consecration and Spiritual Growth
As with natural life, you are born and you grow, it’s the same with your spiritual life. After you are born again, you should begin to grow spiritually.
You have been reborn through Christ and His divine intention is for you to grow spiritually through Him.
But to do this, Jesus needs the opportunity and proper environment to grow in your life. You don’t receive salvation today and look like Jesus tomorrow. It takes a lot of time and a lot of effort to conform to Jesus’ likeness.
Consecrating yourself to Him and surrendering every aspect of your life to Him, gives Him the best opportunity to grow in you.
What is Consecration?
I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 (NKJV)
Simply put, consecration is separating yourself from the things that are a distraction in your relationship with God.
Consecration is giving your life to the Lord as a “living sacrifice” for Him to use as He pleases; it’s the giving your life to God to do His will instead of your own.
Consecration is a crucial component in you relationship with God, yet, God doesn’t compel you to do it,
Consecration is completely voluntary.
How does consecration help with your Spiritual Growth?
Consecration allows God to work in you. God doesn’t force His will on you. He wants your consent in order to work freely in you.
Consecration is that consent.
Before you can do what God has called or chosen you to do, He needs to work in you. He needs to conform your thoughts, words, deeds, emotions–your inner disposition to the image of His son.
The act of consecration, in essence, is drawing yourself nearer to God. Removing sin, earthly distractions, and spiritual hindrances from your life so God can draw nearer to you
He’ll wash you holy in preparation for His will to be done in your life. God will draw so near to you that His presence becomes the preferred way of quenching your thirst. Sin, unwanted behaviors, and earthly pleasures will have a harder time turning your eyes away from God.
Consecration is continual. Once you complete your consecration you must live a consecrated life. Consecration is not something you do once and then you’re done. It’s an ongoing process. Day after day offer yourself up to the Lord’s will and never your own. Don’t take your consecrated life back from God, it is no longer yours. Live to do the will of God. The perfect blessing in consecration is finding God’s perfect will for your life.
I hope that you will join Journey To My Greatness as we go on a 30-day consecration journey beginning January 3, 2019 and continuing until February 1, 2019. During this time we will be fasting, praying, meditating on and seeking ways to apply God’s word to our lives.
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May God be with you until we meet again.