Everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess before My Father in heaven. Matthew 10:32
Decision day. Joshua counselled the Israelites to rid their homes of idols. Though God had performed miracles for them some still clung to the pagan rites of Egypt. “Choose who you will serve,” Joshua said. Then he made a bold statement, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15).
Wavering in and out of faith works for a while, but the day comes when it’s time to speak, time to stand tall and declare no matter how many follow other gods, we will follow Christ. The day comes when one needs to make an all-out pro-God statement.
A single-minded believer stirs the forces of heaven to join him in battle. The double-minded cannot muster support. They bend with society’s whims, shroud their true faith in compromise and thus become unstable (James 1:5-8).
Joshua spoke for everyone in his household. If they wanted to follow Dad they needed to know which direction he was travelling. Joshua’s words settled their doubts. Idols were broken and discarded that day.
Declarations are important. “If you declare with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9).
Decision day has arrived. Time to speak. Dare to be like Joshua. Leave no doubt in people’s minds about who you belong to and where you are going. Someday you’ll turn around and see others following you because you dared to say, “I have decided to follow Jesus.”
Prayer: Lord, my mind is made up, my decision is made. I am following You from here to eternity.