Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Decisions

Do you have people around you that are indecisive, maybe a little "wishy-washy"?
Have you sat in a restaurant with them, starving, while they tried decide what to have for lunch?
Have you had to wait, knowing you were going to be late, because someone couldn't decide what they are going to wear?
We all make multiple decisions everyday, some good, some not so good.

Our communication with God is vital in decision making.
In Isaiah 30:21, He promises that whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, 'This is the way; walk in it'.
We just need to ask.

Decisions, large or small, can be life-changing; we need to ask for God's wisdom in all things.
James 1:5 promises if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

God chose Joshua to lead his people, first as a servant to Moses, then marching to the Promised Land and the Battle of Jericho. Bible historians claim Joshua was much loved and respected by his people, who looked to him for wise leadership.

Joshua probably had a few wishy-washy ones in the crowd, who wanted to follow the Lord during miracle seasons, but thinking about the comfort of Egypt when walking in the hot, dry desert.
I can imagine him standing in the crowd, maybe with strong arms crossed, demanding them in a John Wayne voice, "Choose!"

We are responsible for our children, our homes, our communities, our nation, our world.

Its time to choose.

...choose you this day whom ye will serve...but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15