03 May: Crossing Into a Better Life

Many of us have lived through dry, barren, “wilderness experiences” and today’s chapter holds a clue for entering 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.


In answer to the question: “If you had one wish today, that the Creator God could do for you, what would it be?” I’d guess that most of us would want to be in the best possible place. A 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 of our Maker’s epic storyline that many of us would miss if it weren’t pointed out…

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

I want a free gift from my Maker – the gift of crossing over to a better life.[a]  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 worked 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, in today’s chapter, is a “golden thread”, which appears in the fabric of the Creator God’s epic storyline from beginning to end: I need to do something first, before I can get to the place where my Maker was prepared in advance for me to go. Unless I consecrate myself – or, “repent” as the later writers put it[b] and make a 180 degree U-Turn away from my old thinking, words and behaviour – I can’t tap into anything that my Holy God and Maker has ready for me to receive.[c]

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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.

Finding it hard to speak with the God of Holiness? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[d]


   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…”

You’ll again have compassion on me, Father God; You’ll tread my sin underfoot and hurl all my iniquities into the depths of the sea. [Micah 7:19]

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

Thank-you Lord, 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] Revelation 22:17

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

[c] Deuteronomy c28 (Context whole chapter)

[d] Matthew 6:5-15

[e] http://www.operationworld.org/node/158

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

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