Not My Own

God continues to teach me about consecrating my life and living in complete surrender. This, of course, began years ago and culminated in a question I asked in Seated with Christ: Will I live the life God asks me to? 

But lately, the question arrives to my mind every new morning. Does this day belong to me or God? Might He direct my time, resources, and attention? Might He have permission to send me where He wishes, to serve how He asks? What’s holding me back from entire consecration?

I often read these words from EM Bounds on consecration:

Full consecration is the highest type of a Christian life. It is the one divine standard of experience, of living and of service. It is the one thing at which the believer should aim. Nothing short of entire consecration must satisfy him. Never is he to be contented till he is fully, entirely the Lord’s by his own consent. Consecration is the voluntary set dedication of one’s self to God, an offering definitely made, and made without any reservation whatever. It is the setting apart of all we are, all we have, and all we expect to have or be, to God first of all. It involves our whole being, all we have and all that we are. Everything is definitely and voluntarily placed in God’s hands for his supreme use.

Let’s consecrate our lives.

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