As we read the last words in the Bible about Joshua we see his influence. The Bible says that Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua. Now stop. That's influence, right? That's impact. As long as Joshua was their leader Israel served the Lord. How phenomenal. I hope that happens to you and me. I hope that as long as we lead our families and lead our children, lead our grandchildren, and lead our ministries that they'll all walk with the Lord but notice his influence goes deeper. It's amazing. Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua and all the days of the elders who survived Joshua.
Think about it. Listen. Israel didn't just serve God while Joshua was alive but even after Joshua was dead as long as there were people who remembered Joshua Israel continued to serve the Lord. Now that's influence. We can all think of somebody in our life, somebody we rubbed shoulders with who today is with the Lord, and even though they've long since gone to heaven, their influence in our life still impacts us today. As long as we remember those folks who during their time on earth served Jesus we will continue to serve Jesus too. That's influence. That's spiritual impact. That’s a legacy! Who are you influencing?