(I also like what Watchman Nee (2) has to say about this subject.)
The Word of God, ministered in our hearts
by the Holy Spirit, is the only power on earth
that can transform us from worldliness
to true spirituality (1).
Through the Lord's constraining and based on His purchase, we separate
ourselves from every other thing. Henceforth, we live for and unto the Lord.
This is consecration.
... we see (in Exodus 28:1-2, 29:1, 4, 9-10) that man does not
consecrate himself because he has chosen God. Rather, God
is the One who chooses and calls, and then man consecrates
himself to Him.
Consecration does not depend upon our willingness. It is because of God's
abounding grace that we can consecrate