December is a month that I tend to do a lot of reflection and to also celebrate. My mind just naturally zooms into a mood of reflection throughout this month. These times of reflection is accompanied by so many moments of emotions but one emotion that supersedes all other emotions is the sense of extreme gratitude to God for everything.
Today’s devotion is to steer our hearts towards a place of reflection and resolution to commit to always serve God through it all.
15 Now if you are unwilling to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” – Joshua 24:15
In Joshua 24:15, the leader Joshua was addressing the people of Israel about their commitment to serve God. Joshua started off the address by walking the Israelites through their journey from the time of Abraham to present. He points out the grace, mercies, provision, and deliverance that the Lord has given to them throughout their lifetime as a people. In all, Joshua was pointing the people to see that God has been good to them through all the ups and downs. In verse 15, Joshua presents them with a question after taking them through the reflection and says who will you serve? And before the Israelites will provide their response, Joshua tells them his answer to the question, and that is to serve the Lord with his entire household.
Beloved in Christ, as you read the blog, just pause for a moment and think through the life that you are living. Think about where you started from and how far you have come. Reflect on God’s mercies, love, provision, divine favor, power, and on and on. Yes, also acknowledge the trying times, the days when it seemed like God was nowhere to be found, the times when you were so broken that you never thought it possible to come thus far. For some of you, you may still be in the trying moments and life is still hitting hard on you. I pray that the Spirit of God opens your eyes to see beyond the pains and struggles and see how God has been there for you through it all.
Yes, I believe you can share my testimony that God has been good to us all. The goodness of God is not something to comprehend with the natural mind but to see it in the spirit. God is so good and His goodness continues to abound. I pray today that as Joshua resolved after reflecting with the people of Israel, that you also say, I will serve God with my entire household for the days of our lives.
Another year is just a few weeks away. 2017 is coming to an end very soon, through it all, I declare that I and my household will always serve the Lord, the Holy Spirit being our helper. Our commitment to God should always remain steadfast amidst all that may go on in our lives. Thank you for reading my blog and may the Good Lord always bless you. Jesus Christ loves you dearly ❤