03 May: Crossing Into a Better Life

Today’s chapter holds a vital clue for getting ourselves out of our “wilderness experiences” and into our destiny – the place prepared in advance for us to go…

READ JOSHUA 3   Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

If you had one wish today, that the Creator God could do for you, what would it be?

At a guess, I could say that most of us would want to be in the best possible place (the place where we were designed to be), enjoying a life experience of blessing in “a land flowing with milk and honey”. But there’s a vital clue hidden in the narrative that many of us would miss if it weren’t pointed out…

“Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things…” [v5]

We want a free gift from our Maker – the gift of crossing over to a better life.[c]  But in a world where egoism is the basic ethical system, I struggle to believe that there’s a good father anywhere who’d give his kids everything he’d planned to give them, and work hard to provide, when they’re only willing to accept it from him if it includes their will, their way, and in their own time.

So here is a “golden thread”, which appears in the fabric of the Creator’s epic storyline from beginning to end: We need to do something first before we can get to the place where our Maker was prepared in advance for us to go. Unless we consecrate ourselves – or, “repent” as the later writers put it[a] – we can’t tap into anything that our Holy God and Maker has ready for us to receive.[b]

Read More? …CLICK on “03 May – Additional Notes”

But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Find it hard to speak with the God who knows what’s ahead? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[d]

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

Praise be to the Name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are His. [Daniel 2:20]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: God’s Grace on the Ivory Coast[e]
  • Your Country: Revival among Believers
  • Yourself: Insight into Scripture
  • Your concerns for today
Ah, Sovereign Lord, You’ve made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for You. [Jeremiah 32:17]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

Lord, You will again have compassion on us; You’ll tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea. [Micah 7:19]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

Thank-you Father that You didn’t send Your Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. [John 3:17]

 “For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[f] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year!  THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: An Assured Future

“Whoever has the Son has LIFE; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.” [1 John 5:12]

[a] Isaiah 30:15; Ezekiel 18:30; Matthew 3:2&8; Matthew 4:17

[b] Deuteronomy c28 (Context whole chapter)

[c] Revelation 22:17

[d] Matthew 6:5-15

[e] http://www.operationworld.org/country/cote/owtext.html

[f] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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