Our job is consecration

Joshua 3:5Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.”

For 40 years the children of Israel had wandered in the wilderness instead of entering the promised land, due to their lack of faith.
Forty years had passed, and the old, defeated generation was replaced by one with high expectations.

Now God was telling His people that if they were going to cross the uncrossable and follow the will of the Lord, they must be set apart to Him.

They must be holy.

God wants to do amazing things for us.

That’s His job, not ours.

Our job is consecration

The Hebrew word for consecrate means “to prepare, to dedicate, to be hallowed, to be holy, to be separate or set apart.”

We may think that we are going to church, keeping the Commandments, giving money, sharing our faith, volunteering for a ministry, raising our hands in worship, and going on a mission trip.

All those are good things, but that isn’t consecration.

Consecration means Sanctify ourselves for His Purpose…it is an ever-deepening love for Jesus, a childlike trust in our heavenly Father, and a blind obedience to the Holy Spirit.

So the word for us today is – consecrate ourselves to God.

Dear ones………
Don’t we want to live that way?
Don’t we want to live that way every day.?

Yes……… we need to build that time into our life — to listen to Him, to read His word, to understand what He is saying to us, and then to be prepared to obey.

That’s our part.

God’s part is also very clear:……………
“Tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.”

We each have a Jordan River that must be crossed and usually more than once.

Our life of faith is a series of water crossings.

*Often God provides no solution to our problems until………
we trust him and move ahead and
demonstrate faith by walking forward on the path of obedience.

Let’s move forward with a pure heart and a great desire to serve the Lord

Jooley Mathew Z