One morning Michael Faraday was walking past a high fence with a large iron gate. Puzzled, he looked through the gate wondering what the fence was hiding. Not being able to see very much he struggled hard and was able to get his head, shoulders and arms through the gate. When he tried to extract himself he realized that he was stuck! Laughing at himself he said, “My head and arms are on one side and my body is on the other.”
He tried desperately to free himself but had no success. Finally, a stranger came to his rescue and was able to pull him from the gate and set him free.
Later in life, after becoming one of the world’s most respected scientists in the field of electromagnetism he said, “That experience taught me a very valuable lesson. My head and heart and hands should always be together.”
Another famous person, King David, said the same thing in different words: “Your troops should be willing on your day of battle.” The word “willing” literally means “willing offerings” or “a freewill offering.” So, we can interpret the verse to read, “Your troops are to be a free-will offering.” Could there be a more descriptive way to explain the true meaning of consecration?
Consecration is the voluntary surrender of our heads, hearts and hands to the Lord. It is to say, “Lord, let your Word make its way from my head to my heart and from my heart to my hands as I willingly use them to do your work!”
Imagine what God could do with us if we are willing!
Prayer: Lord, in Your infinite love, infinite wisdom and infinite power do what You will with my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 110:3 Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy splendor, your young men will come to you like dew from the morning’s womb.