Joshua 24:15 “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

 

Joshua 24:15 Our Verse of the Week

So, we moved! Did I tell you that? Almost three weeks ago- hence the silence here. I am so thankful we’re finally finished packing, moving, unpacking, deciding where things will go in the new house. . . It’s exhausting!!

As I write this, I look around at our new home in awe. Our home was built in 1879. We’ve got 14 foot ceilings, wood floors, antique lighting, and many other beautiful details throughout the house. Part of me still cannot believe this is our home. It’s simply beautiful. I thank God daily for this amazing blessing.

Along with a new home comes many new opportunities. New friends, new organizational plans, new routines. . .

We moved just over 100 miles from our previous home, so the area and people are completely new to us. We drive an hour to our church each Wednesday and Sunday. It would be simple, and at times tempting, to just stay home instead of make the long drive. It would be easy  to have “home church” and just listen to some worship music and read some Bible stories aloud.

“. . . But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”  Joshua 24:15

There have been several days (already) when I would rather have stayed home. It took everything within me to get everyone ready and out the door. I have really had to purpose in my heart to remain faithful.

When those moments come, I ask myself if this is who I want my children to be. I have to remind myself that they are always watching. I would much rather they remember Mom being faithful than someone who let personal inconvenience get in the way of obeying God’s word.

But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, 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  (NIV)

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