“Consecrate yourselves and be holy, for I am the Lord your God. Keep my statutes and do them; I am the Lord who sets you apart.” Leviticus 20:7-8 CSB
As we approach the Easter season and the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus, let’s take the time to consecrate ourselves to the Lord. As I write this blog each week, I consecrate my writing to the Lord. I pray that I write words that glorify Him and speak to someone who needs to hear His words.
Consecrate means to make holy, to be devoted or dedicated to, such as to the Lord. It reminds me of the old hymn, Take My Life, and Let It Be, written in 1874 by Frances R. Havergal. I am putting just the first lines of each stanza below for us to contemplate as we consider the areas of our lives that we can consecrate to the Lord.
Take My Life and Let It Be
Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of thy love.
Take my voice and let me sing always, only, for my King.
Take my silver and my gold; not a mite would I withhold.
Take my will and make it thine; it shall be no longer mine.
Take my love; my Lord, I pour at thy feet its treasure store.
We have been “set apart” by our faith in the Lord. We are called His holy children. Let us dedicate and devote ourselves to His will, His purpose in our lives. Let’s give Him ourselves as a “living sacrifice” as Paul proposes in Romans 12:1 CSB. “Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship.”
This week let’s consecrate our lives to the Lord as we prepare for Easter. Let’s choose to be holy because God our Lord is holy. Let’s let the praise and worship flow.
I thank God for each of you! And I thank you for joining me this week as we consecrate ourselves to the Lord.
Blessings and true worship!