Get Ready for God to Amaze You!

Get Ready For God to Amaze You

 Consecrate yourselves
for tomorrow

the LORD will do AMAZING things among you.”
                                                             Joshua 3:5 (NIV)

Too many people don’t get to see the amazing things God has planned for them because they don’t
get ready in advance.

Sometimes we have a movie theatre attitude.
We want to just sit back, relax, and watch the show when God asks us to perform vital roles.

Life is not a spectator sport

God desires to partner with you to see His plans and purposes released in your life.

When the Israelites were crossing over the Jordan River into the Promised Land, God required that they consecrate themselves.

They had to do it, not God.

Their acts of consecration were a sign that they were dedicating their lives for a sacred purpose. God promised them that if they did this, He would follow up by doing amazing things among them—and He sure did stick to His Word! After they consecrated themselves, God parted the flood-stage waters of the Jordan River and let them walk across on dry ground. Then God caused the walls of Jericho to crumble as the Israelites marched and worshipped around them.

How amazing is that?

Why did all these miracles take place?

Because God’s people PREPARED themselves

in advance.

During the hard times,

while still IN the desert,

they lived out the words of Isaiah 40:3, which says,

In the wilderness,
get it ready!
Prepare the way;

make it a straight shot. The Eternal would have it so.
Straighten the way in the wandering desert to make
the crooked road wide and straight for our God.
(The Voice, emphasis added)

Get ready in your desert times and you’ll be preparing the way for God to amaze you!

Get Ready in desert


Father, thank You for Your power to do amazing things in my life! Help me to prepare the way in my heart so You’ll have a roadway into my life for the miraculous! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Drawing From The Well-Blue

  1. Joshua 3:5
  2. Exodus 19:10–11
  3. Isaiah 40:3
  4. Matthew 3:3

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Soul H2O BookThis devotion ‘Get Ready For God To Amaze You’ 
was originally published on my blog (May 5, 2014)
It was later published as "Prepare The Way", 
Devo #27 in my book:
 Soul H2O: 40 Thirst Quenching Devotions For Women
 (c) 2016 Word Alive Press Winnipeg, MB
I republished on September 11, 2017 with new graphics because I just felt like I should :)
Believing you will find refreshing as you read!


  1. Michele Morin says

    LOVE this call to the gritty life of daily disciplines and an expectant heart no matter what circumstances seem to dictate!

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Love how you word things! Hope you have a blessed day!

  2. Sarah Geringer says

    Tweeted this, Sherry! Such an inspiring post!

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Thanks Sarah! So glad you’re feeling inspired. Praying God amazes you in the Ephesians 3:20 kinda way 🙂

  3. Lisa Murray says

    Love this, Sherry! “Get ready in your desert times and you’ll be preparing the way for God to amaze you!” Yes! Blessings, friend!

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Great to hear from you! Praying you are truly amazed at God this weekend 🙂

  4. KellyRBaker says

    Yes! Preparation is so needed. And so inspiring to do so while in those desert seasons. Thanks for the encouragement today, my friend! xo

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Glad we can keep encouraging each other 🙂

  5. Sarah says

    Great words! I was just praying for God to amaze us!

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Praying God amazes you in an Ephesians 3:21 kind of way!

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