I am CONSECRATED; I am prepared for eternity.

Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.” (Joshua 3:5)

Waiting for the Israelites was a miracle beyond their imagination: the waters of the Jordan River would stop flowing and would stand up like a wall so they could cross it on dry ground. But for them to experience this, there was one condition: they must consecrate themselves.

Similarly, waiting for us is a year full of miracles and wonders beyond our imagination: God’s blessings and provisions, protection and deliverance, comfort and presence, peace and joy, love and mercy. But there is one condition: we need to be consecrated. We need to be set apart for God. We need to devote ourselves fully and solely to Him.

So let us begin 2021 by choosing God. Let us throw away any sinful thought, emotion, and deed that could hinder us from fully embracing Him.