But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. MATTHEW 6:33
The reason why is good to understand dedication is because dedication is reason for divine manifestations. God made a show of dedication. Elisha abandoned his farming and followed Elijah and God did wonders through his life. God is not a life waster. He is a destiny raiser. Never let the devil deceive you that service to God is a waste of time. What then is dedication
1.) Dedication to God means seriousness with God: To be serious with God means to mean business with God, its not someone playing hanki-panki with God. it means not taking your relationship with God for granted. It is to refuse to exist as an average Christian. It is to refuse to be an ordinary church goer. 1 Kings 17:1, ‘ And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. Elijah came to that dimension of operation with God through dedication.
God can never do serious things with unserious people. Casualness spiritually means uselessness in the things of God. Amos 6:1 says, ‘ Woe to them that are at ease in Zion…’ Nominal Christians are many. You must make up your mind that you want to go far with God. The challenge is those who do the verdicts of the devil do it to the later to get results. But what God tells us to do we don’t do. May God help us in Jesus’ Name.
2.) Dedication means separation unto God: Be separated unto God. If you go to some part of the world like India for instance, you find some animals that are dedicated unto idol and no one touches them. Separation unto God is a life separated from the worlds unGodly habits and lifestyle. Separation unto God means separation from unGodly relationships and associations. God couldn’t speak unto a Abraham at a certain point in time because Lot was with him. It is separation from unGodly vocations, don’t involve your self into jobs that leads to sinful acts even in drinking of hard drinks and so on.
RESULT OF DEDICATION: Dedication to God leads to distinction in life. Malachi 3:17-18, ‘And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.’ God always makes the life of the dedicated distinct, that is there is a clear difference between him and someone who isn’t dedicated to God. David for instance in his generation was a song writer, an instrumentalist, a priest, a prophet and a king. I doubt if any of his brother amounted to half of what he became. God will proof Himself if you are dedicated. And I pray that as you become dedicated unto God from today that He will proof Himself in your life in Jesus’ Name. Remain blessed.