Devo Day 30: Consecrate Yourselves

Joshua told the people,
‘Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord
will do amazing things among you.’
Joshua 3:5

This is one of my favorite scriptures. In just a few words, it says something deep and meaningful to my heart. Consecrate literally means “dedicated to a sacred purpose.”

In what ways is your life consecrated? How are you dedicating yourself to a sacred purpose in what you say, what you do, how you react to trials and tribulations? The reality is that your sacred purpose does not change from day to day. Your purpose is to be open to God’s will and leading in your life. You are set apart to be exactly the person God created you to be, regardless of how far away from ‘sacred’ you feel sometimes.

The second part of this verse deals with expectation – the promise that God has something amazing in store for your life. For tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you. A promise that He is always at work in your life, never ceasing, never resting.

The challenge today is to believe this! God has already planned something amazing for your tomorrow (and the tomorrow after that). You work on the consecrated part – the being dedicated to a sacred purpose part – and God will work on the amazing things He has in store for those who love Him.