uplifting thoughts and inspiration on faith
“Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord! And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of 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
The United States of America has become a land of so many choices our heads spin. We are inundated 24 hours a day with messages from unending sources offering us a better price, more value, more prestige, higher status, cleaner, fresher, purer, more, more, more, until it’s just exhausting.
We have new and improved, premium, ultimate, mega, max, and every other adjective you can think of and some we just made up to top the last fashionable level of supremacy. We have emphasized to the point that nothing seems to have any real, tangible value anymore. As a culture we lack belief. We lack respect. We lack values. Sadly, ironically, we aren’t much different from the Israelite children who were led out of captivity and bondage in Egypt.
In Egypt their choices were limited because they were enslaved. They felt oppressed but when God arranged for them to gain their freedom they complained and said they should have stayed in Egypt. Freedom means choices and choices leave the door open to choose poorly. It seems a lot of people would rather have the safety of complaining about a choice made for them than the responsibility of making a poor choice on their own. It’s a different view from atop Mount I Picked This Myself.
Joshua stood before the children of Israel and offered them a choice of a lifetime. It’s a choice we still have today. Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.
In this life we all must choose whom we will be a slave to. Status. Fashion. The Corporate Ladder. Drugs. Government. There will always be something or someone we must answer to regardless of our race, sex, or socio-economic level. Share A Verse is for those who, along with Joshua, choose to serve the Lord.
We won’t judge you. We won’t preach to you. We won’t try to convince you of anything.
We will share our hearts and our thoughts. We will hopefully inspire you and lift your spirits as you walk with Christ.