Joshua 3:5 (NIV)
Consecrate yourself. What does that mean?
Merriam-Webster’s definition says “to dedicate to a sacred purpose”. Dedicating yourself to a sacred purpose sounds pretty heavy, although isn’t that what we try to do as followers of Jesus?
A more informal online definition says “to devote (something) exclusively to a particular purpose.” That one I get.
God is our purpose.
Consecrating yourself means putting yourself in a special lane apart from mainline culture. It’s not the fast lane or the HOV lane, although high occupancy would be great. It flows alongside other lanes in society but God is its destination.
Consecrating yourself means devoting yourself to moving toward God. (tweet this)
Lent is the perfect time to shift lanes, to rededicate your life to Him. No matter where you are in your faith journey, refocusing is valuable.
How? Prayer is a good start. Let God know you want to be in His lane and ask Him to show you what that means. God will bring to mind those things that need to change.
Why? Because amazing awaits.
While we know that God is always working in our lives, God can do great wonders with people who are devoted to His purposes. It’s like dressing an uncooperative toddler as opposed to one who loves fashion. Both children are clothed but only one of them rocks it.
God will do amazing things among those in His lane. (tweet this)
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