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Today's reading: Joshua 24:29-33

The final few verses of Joshua provide us with information about Joshua's death and bring us to the close of an important era for the Israelites.

Joshua stepped up to lead Israel upon Moses's death, and what an outstanding job he did! Guiding this group of strong-willed people was a challenging task and then some, and yet he faithfully pressed forward, urging and encouraging the Israelites to live rightly for God until the end of his life. I'm guessing Joshua didn't fully realize the impact his example and leadership had at the time, but these final few verses of Joshua 24—particularly verse 31—clearly show how one man influenced an entire nation for God.

"Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua and had known all the work that the LORD did for Israel" (vs. 31).

What does Joshua's impact on those around him suggest about you and the influence you have in your family, your church, your workplace, or your neighborhood? Each of us are influencers, whether we realize it or not. Let's make the most of this opportunity by choosing to model and promote Christ to a hurting world. Tami

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I am not sure of others do this of if I am alone in when I got up yesterday morning, I read the blog and pondered it and before I knew, I realize that I did not make a comment!

Tami, what you said,"Each of us are influencers, whether we realize it or
not,"sadly I have not given it much thought as I did when I was younger and doing sales work and a worker commented (thankfully it was a good one) on how I handled difficult customers! That shocked me to realize people are watching my life. Even now,I need to be reminded and God is using you, to remind me to leave a good influence especially to those close to me,my family and church family too.

I would hope and pray that I could have a least somewhat of an influence that Joshua had on the people of Israel, he followed the Lord faithfully and the people did too. He was a great model for them, although he was not perfect. That last sentence means a lot to me, I want to be perfect, but too many times I am shown to still live in this body who fails the Lord.
Lord, this is my prayer,"Let me make the most of this opportunity by choosing to model and promote Christ to a hurting world. Amen"

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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