"Then Joshua said to the people, 'Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you'” (Joshua 3:5, ESV).
Beloved, we are on Day 9 of our dedication to the Lord! It is a time where we seek the Lord, recalibrate our hearts towards Him, and focus on His will, not ours. This is a time we should all long for! It's like if you've ever gone camping or on a vacation trip to a lovely place, and you step out the door in the morning and take that first breath in... then out. And it seems like all is well. Things are as they should be. Well, so long to 2020. Bye 2020, you crazy year.
We're stepping into 2021 the right way! We "breathe in" and set our hearts to the Lord. We consecrate all that we are to Him; we are fully dedicating ourselves to Him. As we "breathe out," we expect the Lord to do wonders among us, just like the verse says. Expect to see God move in your life in 2021. Expect God to move in your finances in 2021. Expect God to move in your family and friends in 2021! We consecrate ourselves these 21 days (and beyond) "for tomorrow  the Lord will do wonders among us!"
Though the enemy would not want you to believe it, amazing things are happening all around us. The CLEVELAND BROWNS just stomped the Steelers! It had been 26 years since they had won a playoff game! I'm being light-hearted here, but I truly know that the Lord is doing good things all around us.
I know relationships with God and each other are being healed. I know financial situations are improving for many people. I know joy is running rampant in the hearts of those who love God with all their being! And I know God is comforting many people right now, because He is comforting me in the same way. As we consecrate and dedicate ourselves to Him, He will continue to WONDERFULLY comfort us and provide what we need to get through the days, weeks, months and years ahead.
Right now, in almost a whisper, tell Him: "I am Yours. I consecrate myself to You. I dedicate myself to You. And I look forward to You doing WONDERS in and around me! Amen!"
-Pastor Tim Escamilla