“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:15
Consecration is an act of surrender. Past, present, and future; all are surrendered into the hands of the Almighty for the consecrated man or woman. It is the recognition that “our life is not our own.” In so saying, we are giving all that lies ahead of us to God and His divine providence, but we are also giving all our past, as well. In this act of consecrationed surrender we are healed from what we once were. We are never required to carry it along, like so much rotten garbage, and we are free to pursue the future.
Each day we begin with praise and worship. This is the “sacrifice of praise.” To be sure, some days it is more of a sacrifice than others, nevertheless, it is the willful act of giving thanks to Him “who holds the key” for our present and future. Scripture prescribes that the praise be continual. Oh, that God would free our minds and loose our tongues to be continually in praise; there is no one more deserving of our praise!
So what does the Consecrated Soul praise God for? We praise Him for His tender way of leading us into a deeper walk; and we praise Him who is perfect for receiving our imperfection; and we praise His Good Purpose, which is our privilege to both live out and minister to others. We Praise and thank Him for these and a thousand other things. All this is a part of our surrender to the King of our Lives. Have you praised Him today?