Text: Luke 3:4-14
Memory verse:
”And Joshua said to the people, “Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”“ ‭‭Joshua‬ ‭3‬:‭5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Unlike when the Israelites crossed the Red Sea in a hurry and unexpectedly, crossing the river Jordan to the promised land, Joshua set their expectations and gave them time to prepare (Josh 3:5). God was about to perform wonders, and that would be the beginning of the wonders in the promised land. However, preparing for the wonders involved setting themselves apart for God and from the world.
You also need to be prepared for what God is about to do tomorrow rather than being passive in expectation.There is the old maxim, which says, “The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win.”. Yes, many people usually say they want to win, but you rarely hear such saying they want to prepare to win. Preparing to win will involve regular practice, submitting to a coach, learning new skills, and so forth. Likewise, many believers confess a greater tomorrow but have no will to prepare for it. Preparation precedes the fulfillment of promises. ”Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.“ (‭‭II Cor‬ ‭7‬:‭1‬).
There are many who prepared themselves in the scriptures for God to do something special in their lives.
For examples, the Israelites prepared to receive the ten commandments (Exo 19:10-11); John, the Baptist told the Jews to prepare for the Messiah ](Matt 3:3): Jesus spent forty days in fasting preparing for His great mission (Luke 4:1, 4, 14); preparation is required to be a vessel of honour (2 Tim 2:20-21).This is a divine principle. God always asks His people to prepare, either as individuals or a group, for the great things He is planning to do tomorrow.
John told them specific things to do to obey the Lord. Likewise, consider the personal nature of the preparation. “Sanctify yourselves”. It means pay attention to your own life. It also means consider your personal responsibility. God won’t stop your malice, going to those evil sites on the internet, watching porn on your phone, or listening to unholy music. He won’t stop your lies, your corrupt words, your indecent dressing, your ungodly relationship, and so forth. It’s your personal responsibility to stop them with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Friends, God wants to do wonders in your life and family, expect and prepare for it today. Hallelujah!

Prayer points
1. Father, help me to take personal responsibility to stay away from anything that defiles my body and spirit, in Jesus’ name.
2. Father, as I pay attention to my own sanctification today, let my tomorrow be filled with Your wonders, in Jesus’ name.

Today’s declarations
1. As I am committed to living a life of sanctification today, I set the ground for God’s wonders in my life tomorrow.
2. Today is God’s gift to me to prepare for a greater tomorrow.