The prayer of consecration or commitment is establishing a commitment with the Lord. It is committing to putting God’s way first in your life. Psalm 37:5-7 tells us to “commit your way unto the Lord.” You need to commit the way you walk, talk, think, act, and feel to God. We need to line every part of our lives up with the Word of God. You can attribute this to walking in faith and walking in Kingdom principles.
Trust in Him. You need to believe in His Word. It makes a difference when you believe the bible, because when you believe God’s Word, you’ll practice it. You can’t commit your way to God if you can’t trust Him. You must believe in the goodness of God. Psalm 34:8 says “oh taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man that trustee in Him.” You’re not blessed until you’ve trusted in God, and you’ll never trust in God until you’re satisfied that He is Good, and you’ll never know that God is good until you’ve gotten your teeth into the word and tasted of Him.
God wants you to come to Him with an attitude of I’m putting my trust in my Heavenly Father and His Word because I know He will do it. Hebrews 1:3 Says “He upholds all things by the Word of His power.” Do you trust Him? Are you satisfied that God is good? You must taste, and try God’s Word to see that it will stand. He’s good, and He’s got good things for you.
Romans 11:17-23 “they were cut off because of unbelief,” no faith, no trust, in His Word, but we stand because of faith! You must come to God with an attitude of belief.. The Word says there is no eclipse with God. An eclipse is in the middle of the day the sun is shining bright. Its glorious light is shed on everybody and along comes the moon and blocks out the sun. The sun is still there but the moon is between us and the light and darkness comes upon the earth. Spiritually darkness is ignorance, deception, sin act, and these things can separate us from God.
The bible says there is no darkness with God, every good gift comes through the light of God and God never allows His light to be blocked out. God will never allow anything to come, blocking out His light to you. If something comes, you’ve brought it not God, or perhaps you’ve allowed the devil to bring it, but God will never have any shadow of turning in Him. We can trust Him. Goodness is from God.
Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon Him; for He caret for you.” He cares for you affectionately, and cares about you watchfully. We cast our cares upon the Lord. This isn’t something you do everyday, this is a once and for all proposition. That gets rid of them then, and puts them over in His hands. This is the prayer of commitment or consecration, casting or rolling our cares and worries over on Him once and for all, each one as it comes. He is not going to take it away from you. Some request of the Lord, lighten my load or take this anxiety, or take this worry Lord. He’s not going to do that. He tells you what to do about it. If you don’t do something about it, nothing will be done about it.
When you make a commitment to God you give Him your life and your promise to put His word and His ways first in your life. In return He promises to take care of your needs and to protect you as a father does a child. Consecration begins at salvation and must be walked out throughout your life.