Who Will You Serve?
But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.
What does it mean in your home to serve the Lord? What does it mean for your children? Often times our hearts and minds have been so focused on ministry projects and work and we hope to instill positive values in our children but what does it truly mean for a family to serve the Lord?
We can go to church, we can have family devotion time, or pray. But the main thing is that there is an intentional time dedicated serving the Lord and an expectation is set that everyone will participate. I remember earlier in my marriage my husband knew church would overlap with the football game, so he wouldn’t go. I hadn’t set an expectation for him to be there and the children and I would just go ahead without him. This was a terrible example I was setting for the children. If you don’t feel like it today or something else is more important than you don’t have to participate. I had to sit down with my husband and remind him it’s not just about us but about what we say we want for our children.
I think it’s okay if you are the spouse that comes up with all the great fun family nurturing activities but it’s critical that the entire family is on the same page with you when it comes to executing the activities. Everyone is present, with their best attitude and giving their best nut rushing to get on to the next more important thing.
I pray your family knows how wonderful it is to serve the Lord together and understand how pleased He is with us.
- Visit blueletterbible.com
- In the right hand corner you’ll see a box where it says verse. Type in Joshua 24:15 NLT.
- Hover your mouse over tools and click interlinear.
- Next to the word “you will serve” click on the number under the Strong’s column
- Now look at the outline of Biblical Usage and take note of how this word is used in the bible.
| You Will Serve
What is God telling me to do with my family?______________________________________________
How can we intentionally serve the Lord this week as a family?________________________________