May 2

May 2, 2018 // Devotional+Holiness in High Country

Read: Romans 6:11-13

Yield yourselves… and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God (Romans 6:13).

Yield Yourselves Unto God

In The Spirit of Holiness, Everett Lewis Cattell writes: “In the old days of British rule in India I saw a curious thing at the investiture ceremony where the Maharajah of Chhatarpur received, on coming of age, his ruling powers… It was that moment when the nobles of the court came to pledge their fealty to the British Crown… Each one in turn came slowly to the throne, bowed low, and extended his hand draped with a silk handkerchief in which was a quantity of gold.

“It was the right of the Resident on behalf of the Crown to take this gold as a pledge of the loyalty of this Indian nobleman. But instead, he touched it slowly, symbolizing his acceptance of the man’s fealty, then withdrew his hand, allowing the man to return to his seat with the gold in his possession. He was free to use that gold in any way he chose so long as it was consistent with his loyalty to the Crown. To use it in any subversive way would be criminal.”

In my hour of consecration I pledge my lifelong loyalty to God. He made me what I am, and He gave me all that I have. In my high moment of consecration I come to Him bearing these gifts. God could take them from me but He assures me that He can use them most effectively through me.

Prayer For Today

All that I am and all that I have, I lay upon the altar of consecration. Thou gavest these gifts to me, and I now return them. If Thou dost take them from me, it is as I freely choose. If Thou dost leave them with me, they shall be as fully Thine. Touch what I bring and it shall henceforth be under Thy control.