April 18

April 18, 2018 // Devotional+Holiness in High Country

Read: Romans 12:1-2

Dedicate… your members to God for the service of righteousness (Romans 6:13, Moffatt).

Consecrate Your Abilities

The life of holiness is a life wholly yielded to the Spirit, a life of glad obedience to His leading. Therefore before the Holy Spirit comes in sanctifying power we must yield ourselves entirely to God.

It is not our sins which we consecrate; sins must be confessed, forgiven, and forsaken in conversion. In entire sanctification our personal capacities and possessions are to be consecrated and used. Paul writes, “I plead with you … to present all your faculties to Him as a living and holy sacrifice” (Romans 12:1, Weymouth).

God asks, Will you dedicate your whole self to Me? Your eyes to see only holy things? Your ears to hear only what is good?: Your hands to do only what is right? Your feet to go only where My Spirit can go with you? Your mind to think only thoughts that I can bless? Your will to choose what Christ approves? Our Lord asks, Will you use your time as I direct? Will you place your talents at My disposal? Will you use and invest your money to further My kingdom? Will you choose your friends so as to honor Me?

In answer to Christ’s questions, my glad heart replies, Here is all of me-­

My feet to run Thine errands, Lord; My lips to praise or pray; My hands to lift the fallen ones And help them on their way;

My every power of mind and heart; Mine eyes Thy tasks to see. For any service Thou dost choose, Lord, here am I; send me.

— Author Unknown