Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Get Ready

There was a place in Nashville that my wife and I used to love to go out to eat called The New Orleans Manor. It was a buffet style place that served dinner only, but was almost $30 per plate. It served some of the best seafood, prime rib and other incredible foods that make my mouth water even today. We loved the place so much that we had our wedding dinner there with friends and family.

When you knew you were eating there for dinner you changed your eating habits for the day. I wouldn't eat lunch at all and would only eat a small, early breakfast. I wanted to be as prepared as possible for a great meal and didn't want anything to take away from the experience.

Are we preparing in the same way for God to do something amazing in our lives or we rolling along and hoping that a Holy Spirit moment might happen? Are we talking about having a great Sunday in our churches or are we preparing ourselves spiritually for it? In Joshua 3:5, Joshua is about to lead the Israelites across the Jordan River and start the campaign to take over the promised land. He tells them, "Make yourselves holy, because tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you." 

Perhaps we would see greater works of God in our lives and in our churches if we would eagerly anticipate them and start the work of setting ourselves apart for His blessing.

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