Monday, July 21, 2014


The word consecration means to declare sacred or devoted to a solemn purpose.

Jeremiah 29:13  "Ye shall seek Me and find Me when ye shall search for Me with all your heart."

SC 43  "The whole heart must be yielded to God, or the change can never be wrought in us by which we are to be restored to His likeness.  By nature we are alienated from God.  The Holy Spirit describes our condition in such words as these: 'Dead in trespasses and sins;'  'the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint;'  'no soundness in it.'  We are held fast in the snare of Satan, 'taken captive by him at his will.' Ephesians 2:1; Isaiah 1:5,6;  2 Timothy 2:26.  God desires to heal us and to set us free.  But since this requires an entire transformation, a renewing of our whole nature, we must yield ourselves wholly to Him.
     The warfare against self was the greatest battle that was ever fought.  The yielding of self, surrendering all the the will of God, requires a struggle; but the soul must submit to God before it can be renewed to holiness.
     The government of God is not as Satan would make it appear, founded upon a blind submission, an unreasoning control.  It appeals to the intellect and the conscience.  'Come now and let us reason together' is the Creator's invitation to the beings He has made.  Isaiah 1:18.  God does not force the will of His creatures.  He cannot accept a homage that is not willingly and intelligently given.  A mere forced submission would prevent all real development of mind or character; it would make man a mere automaton.  Such is not the purpose of the Creator.  He desires that man, the crowning work of His creative power, shall reach the highest possible development.  He sets before us the height of blessing to which He desires to bring us through His grace.  He invites us to give ourselves to Him, that He may work His will in us.  It remains for us to choose whether we will be set free from the bondage of sin, to share the glorious liberty of the sons of God."

Let's accept His invitation and give ourselves to Him to be set free from the bondage of sin and to share the glorious liberty of being His sons and daughters.  Grandma Joan

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