Be consecrated to me, because I, the Lord, am holy,
and I will set you apart from all these peoples
so that you may be mine.
– Leviticus 20:26
All that we own and all our relationships should be consecrated to God
so that they do not become idols in our lives.
No thing or person is to be held above our relationship with Jesus Christ.
Nearly every Christian has idols in his life.
For some, it is money or material possessions.
For others, it is relationships – good or illicit – with other people.
To some, their parents, children, or spouse, can be an “idol” more important than God.
Others are so concerned about themselves
that their own love of their life becomes an idol ranking before God.
God wants to set us apart
but it is, as always, up to us to decide which way, or who, to follow.
One way, is to seek to follow a holy life
– a good life, consecrated to God
and based on following the path of fulfilling altruistic love, genuineness and truth.
The other way, is to blindly go with the flow
into the glittering world of multiple and instant, though short-lived, moments of self-satisfaction
– a toxic concoction of deception and dishonesty, leading to self-destruction.
The decision is ultimately ours.
Lord, set me apart.
I don’t want to go where so many seem to be heading to.
Lord, I want to go where You want to take me
– I want to go with You.
Lord, I am Yours, and I want to move ever closer to You.
All that I have…is Yours,
and I am and have nothing if I do not have You in my heart.