"As for me and my house, we're going to serve the Lord"

When Joshua spoke those awesome words, he wasn't confused, uncertain, stuck whether or not to go with God in his life, no Joshua declared: as for me, to start with and as for my house, my family and all that belongs to me, we're going to serve the Lord.
You know, we can set up our own lives for success and not only our own but also everyone and everything we produce in life, by having the heart that says to God,
'with my ALL, I'm going to serve YOU Lord.'
It's a statement of intent like that which a person makes in their own heart towards God, just like Joshua was doing here, that stands the test of time.
These words he spoke, were not the words of a wishy washy Christian but the words of a man speaking from the certainty of his commitment.
We need certainty in life, something real to stand upon. Something unshakable and certain in our own hearts.
Set your mandate… write the vision and make it so plain that it's clear and simple for everyone to read!

A lot of Christians are just not sure of what they believe, what they intend to do themselves let alone their house!!
One day they are going to live for God, then the next they want what the worlds offering.
You need to speak out your commitment to Jesus, declare it! Mean it! Do it!
We need to act upon that commitment by the way we live, the words we say, the way we think and act every day.
We are living for something, someone great. A purpose so awe inspiring that our human minds can't begin to grasp even a dim shadow of the reality. Like Paul, we're only seeing through a glass darkly but we have burning inside of us a glimpse into the reality that Jesus is the son of God and that he died for us and rose again from the dead and he has given to each of us, life eternal!!
We need to lay firmly ahold of that reality.
Eph 5:17 says to us, 'therefore don't be vague thoughtless and foolish but understanding and fully grasping what the will of the Lord is!'
We need to fully grasp these words and get them on the inside of us.
We need the Spirit of almighty God to burn them with intense clarity on our hearts so that we KNOW who we're living for and why!
Joshua knew who he belonged too.
Only you can live your Christianity and so Jesus needs to be real to you.
Jesus said he would send us the comforter from Heaven, even the Spirit of truth and he would take of mine and show it unto you!
We have the power to effect everyone in our sphere of influence.
Joshua affected his entire generation with the vision he had for God!
Not only was his own house stirred up to stay true to God but ALL the generation of his time.
You can see everything in your life go on to success and inspire those around you to want God too
NB: Joshua was the only one to get a generation after he was gone, serving God.
"as for me and my house, we're going to serve the Lord!!!”