Just getting back from a Colorado vacation, if you don’t see God there you haven’t got your eyes open. Everywhere you look there is abundance, Mountains, wildlife… Picture with me walking down to a sparkling clear mountain lake, from a distance you can see the trout rising all over the surface, when you get close you see the fish easily in the clear mountain water, big beautiful rainbows and browns, cutthroats and brookies, as you stand there fishing a huge Mule Deer doe comes down next to you to feed on the brush not seeming to mind at all your intrusion. It’s a consecrated moment, yes looks closely into the word consecrated and you’ll find David’s cup overflowing.
The Hebrew root of the words fill and consecrate are the same word, male’. So when God blessed the animals in Genesis 1:22 he told them “And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill H4390 the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth”. Later when God told Moses to consecrate Aaron He used the same word in Exodus 28:41: And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate H4390 them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
Go back with me to the lake and you know it deep inside all these fish and wildlife, this place is consecrated, my cup overflows, but don’t forget why: “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.”
So how about your car is it consecrated, or is it in want? Want of gas, oil, air in the tires, a new timing belt. How is it that, this lake in Colorado is teaming with fish? Answer: there are fish and wildlife people in abundance with a 40 million dollar plus budget to make sure that this place is filled with wildlife.
A full tank, a dip stick that reads full, tires with proper inflation, that life and life abundantly, consecrated. God’s economy is not one of lack but abundance. Work is involved but that too is good and really part of the joy of having God at your side knowing He is providing it all.