“Joshua told the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.'” – Joshua 3:5
After 40 long years of wandering in the desert, Joshua was prepared to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. The Lord was making good on His promise to give them a homeland where they could thrive.
But first, they had to consecrate themselves. To consecrate oneself is to turn away from anything unclean that could contaminate your relationship with God. It means to repent so God might make you pure and holy.
2 Chronicles 7:14 states, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
We all want the Lord to bless our lives and see Him do amazing things in and through us. However, in order for this to become reality, we must consecrate ourselves before Him.
I pray this will be our heart’s desire, for a consecrated life will be a blessed life.