Consecrated

Min. Misti Sawyer

Romans 12:1-2 NASB

12 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

            This week has been a time of reflection and correction within myself.  Often times we justify our actions based on how we feel others are treating us or feelings of being unappreciated.  I honestly realized how guilty I had become of this, especially within our business.  I had allowed myself to become increasingly frustrated with a customer who seems to continuously target us; one for who we’ve worked many long and late hours. I had allowed myself to become so frustrated that I started to push things away, even the business that I know the Father has truly blessed us with.

            I am so thankful for the precious gift of Holy Spirit that is constantly showing us red flags when we are going the wrong way.  I really had to hit my knees, pray, and repent.  Holy Spirit reminded me of one of my favorite verses:

Colossians 3:23

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.

            You see, I had lost sight of what it truly means to be consecrated to our Father; presenting my body and therefore my life as a living sacrifice.  It doesn’t matter how I or any of us may feel in our emotions, our focus should be on glorifying our Father. This has to be a way of life for us in spite of how we’re being treated.  When people see me, I want them to see Yeshua/Jesus with skin on.  I want my life to point back to the one who gave His life for me, Jesus.  

I urge each of you to take some time to reflect within yourselves.  Ask Holy Spirit to reveal your heart to you and anything that may still be in you that doesn’t glorify Elohim. Pray, repent, and allow Him to help you to correct those areas.  Peace is being at one with our Father, so when we feel the lack there of, then somewhere something is off within us.  Let’s make up our minds and our hearts to strive in every way to truly be consecrated in everything, in every thought, and in every action to our Father.

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