Who Will You Choose?

IN THIS CHAPTER, BEFORE JOSHUA’S PASSING, HE CALLS FOR ALL THE ELDERS, JUDGES, & LEADERS. HE BEGINS TO REMIND THEM OF THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD. HE REMINDS THEM OF EGYPT,  PAST BATTLES THAT GOD GAVE THEM VICTORY OVER. THE MANNA THAT WAS GIVEN EVERYDAY IN THE WILDERNESS. 


14 “Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” — Joshua 24:14-15

We have choices everyday. What to wear, what to eat that day. But everyday we make a conscience decision to choose Him in everything.

But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

ii. Joshua could make this statement because he had lived a life that continuously chose to serve the LORD.

· Joshua chose to fight against the Amalekites – choosing when it might cost everything.

· Joshua chose to reject the golden calf – choosing when the flesh might be satisfied.

· Joshua chose to serve the Lord by serving Moses – choosing a humble place.

· Joshua chose to believe God’s promise about the Promised Land – choosing against the majority.

· Joshua chose to recognize the leadership of the Captain of the LORD’s army – choosing surrender to God.

· Joshua chose to take leadership of Israel and lead them into the land – choosing faith instead of unbelief.

iii. God gives us choice. God is a choosing God; we are made in His image. He wants us to also choose.

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So who will you choose?

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. — Matthew 6:24

Seed Flinger, or Seed Holder?

Are you a Seed Flinger or a Seed Holder?
Exodus 3
1 Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
2 And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed.
3 And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.”
4 When the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.”
5 Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”
6 And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
7 Then the LORD said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings,
8 and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
9 And now, behold, the cry of the people of Israel has come to me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.
10 Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”
11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”
12 He said, “But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”

Evangelism. It’s what Jesus commanded us to do before He left Earth,  for many Christians we don’t know where to begin.

Evangelism is vital in a Christians life. Why? It makes you grow, and it exercises your faith.

The Opportunity

Minding your own business and bam, God speaks to your heart about an individual around you to witness too, no He doesn’t want you to stand on a table or a high surface and preach to them, all He is asking for you to show the compassion that He has for His children by introducing them to Him. Many time’s people have figured that I was a Christian, after talking to them about other topics besides Jesus. I’ve had one person tell me that they could tell by looking into my eyes. One topic when I’m in the doctor’s office sitting around or any other public place is that I bring up those six simple words ” So what church you go too” and that’s it. Those simple six words could start them off in a different direction where they had been. They would then feel that tug of the Holy Spirit to make their life right. But first, the seed must be planted by us.

The Seed for God’s people.

We read in the first verse of Exodus 3 God calling Moses from the burning bush. While Moses pretends not to see the burning bush that is being consumed or he might have been asking himself “Am I seeing what I think I’m seeing” we don’t have that faith of “God can do anything” we are stubborn in our ways turning aside like Moses. That co-worker that you think will never get saved you turn aside too, the alcoholic that you see pass by your street you turn aside too, the cripple that is crying out for a healing you turn aside too, God is pointing out the obvious, He has heard their cries long enough and He has called you and I to do a mighty work for the Kingdom to rescue them by telling of the Gospel.
But Who am I? “I’m slow of speech”, excuses begin to cloud our mind which is the natural way of thinking but let’s override the flesh and step out in the Spirit by obeying His command.
We have that thought every time were in a situation of witnessing. Who am I? I’m no preacher, I’ll let someone else do the talking. We miss the opportunity that was given by God for us to plant a seed.  So be a seed flinger not a seed holder!

He will help
“To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass” Acts 26:22

You’ve been there, you see a that attractive  man/woman and you want to say something and you can’t think of the words to say to introduce yourself to him/her. Think of this circumstance as the way God see’s it. God’s Word proclaims that none should perish, but have everlasting life. He is  aching for all His creation to return to Him. So the next time you see someone, pray for the eye’s of God that He will give you those words to speak to His bride.

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