Consecrate My All
I beseech you therefore,
brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
God calls for whole-souled consecration
to His ways. Our highest powers are to be carefully cultivated. Our talents are
lent us by God for use, not to be perverted or abused. They are to be improved
by use, that they may do the work of God.
We are to give ourselves to the service
of God, and we should seek to make the offering as nearly perfect as possible.
God will not be pleased with anything less than the best we can offer. Those
who love Him with all the heart will desire to give Him the best service of the
life, and they will be constantly seeking to bring every power of their being
into harmony with the laws that will promote their ability to do His will.
Personal consecration is necessary, and
we cannot have this unless heart holiness is cultivated and cherished.
Let your prayer be, "Take me, O
Lord, as wholly Thine. I lay all my plans at Thy feet. Use me today in Thy
service. Abide with me, and let all my work be wrought in Thee." This is a
The surrender of all our powers to God
greatly simplifies the problem of life. It weakens and cuts short a thousand
struggles with the passions of the natural heart. Religion is as a golden cord
that binds the souls of both youth and aged to Christ. Through it the willing
and obedient are brought safely through dark and intricate paths to the city of
God. . . .
How many times have the deep things of
God been unfolded before us, and how highly should we prize these precious
privileges. . . . The bright beams of Heaven's light are shining upon your
pathway. . . . Receive and cherish every Heaven-sent ray, and your path will
grow brighter and brighter unto the perfect day.
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