Kicking the Can
Last Wednesday sitting in a hotel restaurant having dinner with my husband, I noticed a TV tuned into CNN broadcasting the vote to end the government shut down. What caught my attention was a man waving a tin can around. They were talking about how this vote by our senate and house just kicks the can a few months down the road. How many of us just kick the can down the road?
One of my favorite books in the bible is Joshua. If you get a chance, ask me about it. However a verse at the end of the chapter where it says “Choose this day whom you will serve…” is what I want to focus on. Joshua is telling the people it is time to choose.
How many of us kick the can down the road when it comes to following God? Do you put off choosing to follow God because it is inconvenient? Do you put off choosing to follow God because it is costly of money, of time, of pride, etc? Do you put off choosing to follow God because it isn’t the popular thing to do? Do you put off choosing to follow God because you aren’t sure?
Revelation 3:15-16 says “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are look warm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” God wants us to make a decision of whether to follow or not. A colleague of mine puts it this way “A man with a foot in two boats splits his pants or gets wet.” We are to stop kicking the can down the road, and choose.
I ask you to make the same decision that Joshua asked the Israelites. Joshua 24: 14-15 “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. 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.”