I routinely ask God to do amazing things among me each day, to wow with His presence and power. I want to be a part of the work He is doing around me but sometimes I fail, let me correct that, many times I fail. Then I wonder, “Why did I miss the amazing?” I know that He and His Father are always working so if I missed something, I want to know why. The Lord used this scripture in Joshua to help me understand why I was missing the amazing.
The Lord, through Joshua, was getting ready to finally lead His people to the Promised Land. He commanded Joshua to tell everyone to “consecrate themselves.” In other words, prepare yourselves because I am going to do something incredible and I don’t want you to miss it.
I knew exactly what He was telling me: turn off that show. I won’t say which show but I will say He made it clear I was to stop watching a certain show that I knew I should not be watching. Turning it off has been easier than I thought. I love that God equips us to what He asks us to do. (2 Timothy 2:7, “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”) Now, I pray at night asking God to prepare for me tomorrow as I sleep. Now, I am watching for the amazing!
How about you? Are you preparing for the amazing each night, consecrating yourself, setting yourself apart from the world? I must say if every Christian would do this, we would be wowed by God until we are speechless. I want to challenge you: Ask God what you need to do to consecrate yourself for the amazing things He has planned for you. If you ask, He will tell.