How to Have a Consecrated Heart, Part 1: What Does That Mean?

I enjoy bringing practical application to walking in relationship with Jesus, and I hope this post will help provide this. Also, feel free to ask questions if you have any. You are reading Part 1 which will define what it means to have a consecrated heart.

“Consecration is the total abandonment of our will to God’s.” – Unknown

The above quote perfectly defines consecration. Living a life that is consecrated before the Lord means we have no agenda but God’s will. It means that we want His will above our own.

One who desires to live a life of consecration will find that the above heart posture will greatly affect their relationship with God. It is a posture of humility and love that wants God’s desires above one’s own which says, “Father, it’s about Your heart desires above everything else.”

For any person or in any area or situation of our lives, we will set our hearts to seek God about all that is involved, asking Him to change our heart desires to reflect His own and seeking to obey His voice.

Another term for consecration is “set apart.” To be set apart or consecrated speaks also of being chosen especially for a purpose that is beyond the norm and dedicated to this purpose above others. We, as believers, are called in this way: We are not of this world but belong to Christ as His beloved Bride. We are called to come out from among idolatry and the world and be set apart as God’s sons and daughters (2 Corinthians 6:16-18).

Do you want to have a consecrated heart? It is available to anyone who desires it. God will provide His grace to any who want to be set apart to live for Jesus above all else.

Continue to Part 2 and Part 3.