Read: Romans 12:1-2, 6-8
Who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the Lord? (I Chronicles 29:5)
Sanctified To Win Another
Can God use me to lead a friend to Jesus? This is the question we are to ask ourselves each day this week. The answer is Yes but it is always a conditional Yes — Yes, if I am a sanctified Christian. Yes, if my life is still consecrated, still set apart to serve Christ.
Have I somewhere at an altar of prayer made a full consecration to God? Is my life now fully surrendered to Christ? Is my deepest desire to serve Him and to be used by Him? Do I know the Saviour so well and love Him so much that I want to tell someone else about Him? Am I completely dedicated to see happen in the lives of my friends what Christ most wants to happen there?
Our scripture reminds us that God has given us different gifts and opportunities for reaching others, but dedication to the task is required of us all. Our practical service must be given from warm hearts; the teacher is to teach devotedly; the exhorter must mean it; our offerings are to be given freely and gladly; and our kindnesses are to spring from hearts of love. If these be true of us, then Christ is using us and will use us to make someone else hungry to know Him.
“Who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the Lord?”
But the question of our text is specific: Am I dedicated to doing something about it today? Will there be some time for intercessory prayer? Some deed of helpfulness? Some word of witness for my Lord? I resolve that it shall be so.
Open my mouth and let me bear Gladly the warm truth ev’rywhere; Open my heart and let me prepare Love with Thy children thus to share.
— Charles H. Scott