Sunday, January 31, 2010

Look Again and Consecrate

A simple statement of Jesus is always a puzzle to us if we are not simple. How are we going to be simple with the simplicity of Jesus? By receiving His Spirit, recognizing and relying on Him, obeying Him as He brings the Word of God, and life will become amazingly simple. "Consider," says Jesus, "how much more your Father who clothes the field will clothe you, if you keep your relationship right with Him." Every time we have gone back in spiritual communion it has been because we have impertinently known better than Jesus Christ. We have allowed the cares of the world to come in, and have forgotten the "much more" of our Heavenly Father.

"Behold the fowls of the air" - their main aim is to obey the principle of life that is in them and God looks after them. Jesus says that if you are rightly related to Him and obey His Spirit that is in you, God will look after your 'feathers.'

"Consider the lilies of the field" - they grow where they are put. Many of us refuse to grow where we are put, consequently we take root nowhere. Jesus says that if we obey the life God has given us, He will look after all the other things. Has Jesus Christ told us a lie? If we are not experiencing the "much more," it is because we are not obeying the life God has given us, we are taken up with confusing considerations. How much time have we taken up worrying God with questions when we should have been absolutely free to concentrate on His work? Consecration means the continual separating of myself to one particular thing. We cannot consecrate once and for all. Am I continually separating myself to consider God every day of my life?
"If God so clothe the grass of the field....shall He not much more clothe you?"
Oswald Chambers - My Utmost For His Highest




sarah said...

trusting Him...Sarah

Heirlooms For You said...

Beautiful. Carol

Loren said...

Consecration..... we just went over this with the youth a while back! It is a biggie!! So necessary and our flesh fights it !!

I pray you have a blessed day my friend and an amazing week in HIM!

Julie said...

How true your words about taking root where we are placed. When I think about blooming where we are planted I come to this... When I plant a flower, I hope that it will take root and bloom beautifully. If it doesn' dies. It never flourished and gave beauty that it was meant to give.
When a flower does grow and bloom , it will be up to me..the one who planted it in place to uproot and place it in a new location to give even more beauty and grace in its new home. AS long as we are growing and blooming where we have been "planted" by our Heavenly Father, we can trust that He will be the Master Gardner and move us to another place at the right time, and never have to strive or wonder... amen.

Andrea said...

Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

The Muse said...

Most lovely post to read today, on this His day :)

Clif said...

Good post. This is something we need to meditate on and pray about.

Charlotte said...

Wonderful thoughts Kymber. I needed to hear this today. Thank you for sharing.

Denise said...

Amen, amen.

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

I especially liked how you pointed out the obvious, lilies grow where they are put. Clearly we need to likewise not begrudge where we are at, but accept it and grow. I like it! Thanks. :)

Andrea said...

Hope you don't mind. I added a link to your blog on arise 2 write.

Beginner said...

Thank you for making me think about where I am planted and what I should be doing with my life, that God has so richly blessed.

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi Kymber,

This is such a lovely photo and post. How often we miss out on the "much more" that God wants to bring into our lives, out of simple ignorance, or failure to choose that which has true eternal value .

Thanks for sharing your heart!


The Muse said...

you are in my thoughts today, Ms Kymber :)

Andrea said...

Sitka has an award for you at All Gods Creatures.
Blessings, andrea

The Muse said...

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The Muse said...

For this post :)