In vs. 5, God speaks to Jeremiah, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born, I consecrated you.” To consecrate something means to declare it as sacred and to dedicate it as God’s to use for God’s divine purpose. In this case, God names and claims Jeremiah as a proclaimer of God’s word.
Have you ever wondered if God has consecrated you for something special? What natural gifts have you been given? Which have you worked on developing? How has God used you in small ways in the past week, month, or year? Who are the people in your life who have recently proclaimed God’s word to you? Have they proclaimed it with words or with actions?
Today, consider what you can do to cooperate more fully with God’s call on your life and in prayer, ask for the willingness and courage to answer that call.