‘Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself’ 1 Corinthians 6:19 NLT
‘Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.’ Matthew 6:33 NLT
Consecration is defined as the action of making or declaring something sacred. As temples of the Holy Spirit, we are to live a consecrated life – meaning every aspect of our lives is dedicated to God in holiness. While there are general instructions for consecration in the Bible (a lifestyle of holiness, purity etc) there may also be specific instructions the Holy Spirit will give us as individuals which may be for a season or a lifetime.
Consecration is essentially being set apart for a noble purpose, for the Lord’s use and most times it’s spoken of in the context of spiritual activity. But what does it mean for us in the marketplace? For instance, if Jesus was your colleague at work how would He function? If Jesus ran the business next door to yours, how would He do it? And beyond this, what type of results would we expect to see?
In this series we are looking at 7 Things consecration does for us in the marketplace. Our prayer is that as we go through this series, the Lord will grant us a revelation of the benefits of living life His way and representing Him effectively in our businesses/careers. Click HERE to download the series.