Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.” Joshua 3:5 (NASB)
In Joshua 3, as this community prepared to move and claim new territory, God reminds the people to expect amazing things. The people of Israel were to expect God to work a miracle. God is still in the business of performing miracles. God wants to do wondrous things in all of our lives. Are you prepared for that? Where is your state of expectancy? Whatever it is that holds us hostage in life, we need to focus on the God of miracles, not on the size of the problem. Psalm 42:11 encouragingly advises:
Oh, my soul, don’t be discouraged. Don’t be upset. Expect God to act! Psalm 42:11 (TLB)
We need to be reminded that God has said He will do exceedingly and abundantly above all we can think or imagine. Even in the face of adversity, trial and pain, we must never forget the capacity of our God to bring us through circumstances, to change our circumstances and to bring us into and through new and uncertain territory. Let God lead you throughout the year. Consecrate yourself to His service. Be prepared to get your feet wet and expect a miracle.
Your are the God who performs miracles;
you display your power among the peoples. Psalm 77:13-14 (NIV)
All the words of Isaiah 43:1-3 to saturate your very being:
The LORD who created you says, “Do not be afraid – I will save you. I have called you by name – you are mine. When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you; your troubles will not overwhelm you. When you pass through fire, you will not be burnt; the hard trials that come will not hurt you. For I am the LORD your God, the holy God of Israel who saves you… You are precious to me. Do not be afraid – I am with you!” Isaiah 43:1-3 (GNB)