"Then Joshua told the people, 'Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.'" Joshua 3:5
What does it mean to "consecrate"? To set apart. Are you set apart for the amazing thing that God wants to do in your life? Setting yourself apart doesn't mean hiding out. It doesn’t mean quarantining yourself from the world, but it does mean being set apart for the purpose God has on your life.
Consecration is about holiness…preparing yourself for the special work, the ultimate destiny that God has for you. He wants to do something really awesome in our lives, but it's hard for him to negotiate through our clogged lives sometimes. We are often stopped up with things that are hindrances to our destiny. These can include big things, small things, actually anything we allow to get in between us and God.
The "things" are different for each of us. Is there something -- anything, that God has prompted you to lay aside for him? God requires different sacrifices of us all because quite frankly, we don't all have the same idols! What have you allowed to take priority in your life over God? What negative habit have you allowed to creep in which has become a hindrance to your walk? Most people desire the amazing destiny that God has promised for them, but don't want to do the work of separating themselves from that which hinders, to acquire it. To cross your Jordan river, you've got to do the work of consecration first.
I am so ready for the amazing work that God wants to do in my life, in my family in Celebration. This is a huge week for us. We're going to be making a big announcement Sunday, and some things are going on behind the scenes that nobody knows about and won't know about for a while. I feel pregnant! And all my friends know...I love being pregnant!
*To clarify, as much as I'd love to be, I'm not pregnant in the natural sense of the word. But in the supernatural? Oh yes, I'm totally prego! Expectancy in overdrive!