“One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, great crowds pressed in on him to listen to the word of God. He noticed two empty boats at the water’s edge, for the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. Stepping into one of the boats, Jesus asked Simon, its owner, to push it out into the water. So he sat in the boat and taught the crowds from there. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.” “Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.” And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! A shout for help brought their partners in the other boat, and soon both boats were filled with fish and on the verge of sinking. When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m such a sinful man.” For he was awestruck by the number of fish they had caught, as were the others with him. His partners, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were also amazed. Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!” And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus.” Luke 5:1-11 NLT
“they left everything and followed Jesus”
**When Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane, He consecrated Himself to the will of the Father for His death and sacrifice.**
“You must know (recognize) that you were redeemed (ransomed) from the useless (fruitless) way of living inherited by tradition from [your] forefathers, not with corruptible things [such as] silver and gold, But [you were purchased] with the precious blood of Christ (the Messiah), like that of a [sacrificial] lamb without blemish or spot. It is true that He was chosen and foreordained (destined and foreknown for it) before the foundation of the world, but He was brought out to public view (made manifest) in these last days (at the end of the times) for the sake of you.” 1 Peter 1:18-20 AMPC
We don’t tell the Lord how our life will be, but we bring all of ourself, and lay it down on the altar, and follow what His Word tells what our lives will be:
– Holy Life
– Miracle-filled life
– Joyful life
– Peaceful life
– Love ruled life
– Praying in the spirit -life
– Life in good company
– Harvest life
– Blessed life
– Speaking truth life
– Working with your hands life
– Prayer life
– Worship life
– Good attitude life
– More than enough life
– Abundant life
– Sweet fragrance life
Jesus gave His life, so that you can have a Heavenly life!
As a Christian, you have to make a decision to consecrate your life for heaven’s use. You can’t have the heavenly life, if you live in the natural and for “self”.
Say this out loud,
“I am set apart, consecrated to the Lord”
“I’m dedicates for God’s purpose”
“Holy to the Lord”
“And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:16-18 KJV
“be ye separate”
Do not be separate as a religious performance, but have heart’s consecrated to your heavenly Father.
Repeat this prayer of consecration:
Lord, I consecrate my life to you.
I’ll go where you want me to go.
I’ll say what you want me to say.
I’ll do what you want me to do.
I’ll be who you want me to be.
Not my will, but yours be done.
In Jesus name, Amen.