Prepare to Be Amazed

14 10 2013

“Joshua told the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.’” – Joshua 3:5 (NIV 84)

I love this passage. Amazing things are on the horizon. Wonders are just around the corner. God calls His people to a time of anticipation, expectation, and surrender. Prayers are about to be answered. Promises are about to be fulfilled. Provision is about to be made. Abundance and victory are within reach. Twenty-four more hours will find you rubbing your eyes in amazement.

What is true for Israel on the edge of the Promised Land is true for you and me. Immeasurably More is the beginning of God’s dreams for you. First Corinthians 2:9 says, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.” God has big things, amazing things, wonderful things in store for you.

I read these beyond imagination promises and wonder why I don’t have that kind of life. Transparency requires me to face an unpleasant truth. I want to reverse the two phrases in this verse. I want to see God’s wonders, experience His amazing things, and then, if I am sufficiently wowed, consecrate myself to His purpose. I get it backwards. Maybe I don’t experience amazing things because I haven’t prepared to meet God on His terms.

My Jesus Resolution today is to prepare for amazing things. The first two words of Joshua’s instructions are key. I need to consecrate myself today for tomorrow’s movement. I need to get ready, examine myself, surrender, repent, sacrifice, and walk in holiness. I need to invest myself in His Word, His people, His presence, and His will so that my heart will be soft, my eyes will be open, and my feet will be ready to walk where He leads. Today I prepare because amazing is just around the corner.


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