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Consecration and Duty

April 27th, 2011 Categories: serving... 3 comments

I’ve been super busy recently, hence the lack of promised updates – they are still coming! It seems to have been one thing after another – not in a negative sense, just that it is pretty constant! But.. I’ve been able to spend some major chunks of time on major projects, which I think is actually much better for my psychological well-being than doing bits here and there. (I read an article recently which was proposing that multitasking isn’t actually very healthy.) Anyway, there is still much on my plate, but as I stop for the day, I thought I would share a few things I have been gently mulling over in the past 24 hours…

  1. Consecration: In the prayer meeting last night, we prayed for the full-time trainees in their last five weeks of term, and we prayed that their consecration to the Lord would be fresh, and I just realised that my consecration needed to be made fresh also. The Hebrew word for consecration actually means “to have one’s hands full.” Our hands should be full of the Lord.
  2. Duty: Brother EM was in the coordination meeting this morning, and although I wasn’t physically there, I was listening through the network. At the end he shared a simple but clear word that our duty, as “full-time serving ones”, is to have personal time with the Lord every morning. It is actually evil to not come to the Lord to eat Him and enjoy Him. I was quite exposed (in a good way) by that because it is so easy to just get on with all the things that need to be done – even the good, spiritual things, as well as the practical, necessary things – yet without the presence of the Lord. Coupled with the above point, this is what God’s enemy Satan often tries to do – to wear out our consecration, by distracting us from the Lord Himself.

For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, The fountain of living waters, To hew out for themselves cisterns, Broken cisterns, Which hold no water.

Lord Jesus! Turn my heart back to You, and fill my hands with You! I want a fresh touch of You every day!

  1. Lily
    April 27th, 2011 at 21:50 | #1

    Concerning Your sons and the work of Your hands, we command You to rekindle our love toward You. Forgive us for loving other things, we turn our hearts back to You.

  2. Noel
    April 28th, 2011 at 12:00 | #2

    Amen, thanks for duty! we are entitled to go before our Lord every morning and I think that is the way to be matured in Christ Jesus as proposed in the book of Hebrew. Amen

  1. August 22nd, 2011 at 12:01 | #1