Good Morning! Everyday I email back and forth with my sister-in-laws. There are 6 of us all who participate and my niece Beth so 7 altogether. I live far away from the rest of the girls so it gives me the opportunity to still feel close to everyone. I am very thankful for them!!!! Today the first email sent said "I hope you choose to have a wonderful Wednesday!" The first time I read it I just automatically hit reply all and responded like I normally do. Then every time I went to my email that one line seemed to catch my eye and it seemed like I just kept reading it over and over. Then I thought of the verse: Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD
It really hit me this morning. Do I choose to serve the Lord every day? To be honest a lot of days I choose myself and my needs first. I'll wake up so worried about being late and getting the kids where they need to be I don't think about God until everything has settled down and I'm alone in my vehicle or sitting at my desk. I got so condemned when I realized that about myself today..... Now I'm not saying that in doing that I'm sinning or not living for God so don't get me wrong. But, what I am saying is why do I wait to serve the Lord until I've had my morning coffee and things are quiet. Then I give God my attention. When its convenient for me. In Dave's sermon this weekend he mentioned serving God is never convenient. I got a wake up call today. My word for the year is Listen. Lord I heard you loud and clear LOL. I am going to make a new start. Today is a new day. I am going to choose to serve the Lord first each day. I choose for Him to be the first name on my lips, the first thought in my mind. I choose to start my day asking God what can I do for Him today not what can he do for me. I am not going to let convenience determine my willingness to put God first.
As for me, I Choose to serve the Lord!!!!