May 1

May 1, 2018 // Devotional+Holiness in High Country

Read: Romans 6:13

Who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the Lord? (I Chronicles 29:5)

My Consecration Experience

“I was gloriously saved on Friday afternoon, November 3, 1922. For the next two days I walked on air. Life was new, completely different.

“But on Monday morning, November 6, I felt a hunger for more. I went to the altar in the chapel service. It was hard for me to surrender my will. I fought and struggled. But I found that God wouldn’t compromise. There was only one condition, simple but absolute: I must say yes to everything.

“I thought I was about through and ready to believe when someone upset the whole affair by asking: ‘If God should ask you to preach on the Pullman, would you be willing?’

“What! Preach on a Pullman? I should say not[ Well, there I stood, blocked. I hunted in vain for a detour. But there was no other way to victory. Finally, in desperation I said, ‘Yes, Lord, I will if it kills me.’

“There was the secret. The proud, self-willed, selfish self had to die. But when I submitted to die in order that Christ might live in me, victory came. At that moment there came the peace of God that passeth all understanding. Quiet, but, oh, how sweet! I knew in my heart that I had said the last yes to all of God’s will.

“God has never asked me to preach on a Pullman. But I settled it that day that I would do whatever He asked me to do. How glad I am today that as a lad of fifteen, I made a complete consecration of myself to Christ!” — Ralph Earle

I have made my choice forever Twixt this world and God’s dear Son. Naught can change my mind, no, never; He my heart has fully won.

— Mrs.. E. E. Williams