Open Heaven: 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer

Devotional

SET YOURSELF APART
This week we have been focused on Returning to God - getting desperate for Him, putting Him first in our lives, and drawing near to Him. As we end this first week of the 21 days, let’s consecrate ourselves to Him. To consecrate something or someone means to make it sacred or set apart for a specific purpose. 

Deuteronomy 14:2 tells us the following truths about how we should be consecrated to God:
We have been set apart as Holy. This means that our thoughts, words and lifestyles should conform to what the word of God says. Our lives should demonstrate righteous living, with a standard of purity that distinguishes us from the rest of the world. What are some thoughts or behaviours that we need to put aside or change so that we can be holy, just as God is holy? Make a decision to consecrate those to God today.
We have been chosen. Of all the people in the world, God has chosen you to be His child. You are not just one among the crowd of your family, school or church; God has a specific plan for you to fulfil! Commit yourself to be used by God in the unique purpose He has destined for your life. This means saying 'no' to some things that the world may offer you so you can say 'yes' to what God wants you to do!

We are His special treasure. When we live lives of holiness and make decisions that align ourselves with His will, we find our true worth as His special treasure! We are valuable to Him and useful for the kingdom because God can use us to accomplish His purposes on the earth.
Choose to set yourself apart today!

Response:
What are some areas in your life that have not been set apart as holy? Surrender these things to God today and ask Him to make you wholly consecrated to Him.

What are some things that God is asking you to do that you have delayed saying 'yes' to? Choose to set yourself apart for Him, and say 'yes' to these things today.

Prayer:
Dear God, thank You that you have chosen me. I commit myself to You, that I might be set apart as holy and bring You glory wherever I go. Help me see the destiny You have for me, and help me to model what it means to be consecrated for You. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.