When Joshua and the Israelites were at the Jordan River, they had to get ready to possess the promise of God. For 40 years they have been moving towards that promise.
They didn’t sharpen their swords, check their shields or pack their gear. They were told to consecrate themselves. Pay attention to God. Draw closer to God. Be prepared on the inside and outside. Wash yourselves and your clothes because God is getting ready to amazing things…tomorrow.
Our 21st century preparation ought to be similar. Be set apart for the service of God. Seek to bring honor to the name of Jesus Christ. Be identified with God and be not conformed to the pattern of this world. Pay attention. Draw closer. Be prepared inside and out. It is as the hymn writer declared: Take my life and let I be, consecrated Lord to thee.