Week 4 | Thursday - Consecration
Who then is willing to consecrate himself this day to the Lord?
Then the leaders of the fathers’ houses, leaders of the tribes of Israel, the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the officers over the king’s work, offered willingly...
Then the people rejoiced, for they had offered willingly to the Lord...
1 CHRONICLES 29:5B-6,9A, NKJV
David gave his wealth to build God’s temple. Then the leaders of Israel gave, followed by the people. But there was a process they all went through first—a process of consecration.
The word “consecrate” means “to set apart.” The people first set themselves apart for God. They determined in their hearts that they would belong to God. They would do things His way, not theirs. And it’s something they were willing to do. Then the evidence of their consecration was expressed... through giving. Notice the verses say they “offered willingly.” Not out of compulsion. Not because they had to. But because they wanted to give to God.
Here’s the principle: Willful consecration leads to willful giving. You start with surrender, and out of a heart of consecration comes an offering. Are you willing to be set apart for God? Will you join God on this journey in consecrating your heart, your life, and your finances to Him? Imagine what God could do through you as you give willingly to build His kingdom.
WHAT IS GOD SAYING TO ME?
HOW CAN I APPLY IT?
TALK TO GOD ABOUT IT.