By Jeff Kimes - Executive Pastor
I have heard it most of my life, “the choices you make define who you are, so you better make good choices."
We are making choices all day long. We choose to get out of bed. It takes some people longer to make that choice than others. We choose the route we are going to take to work or school. We choose what we are going to eat. We choose what we are going to watch on TV, and there are a lot more choices I could list here. The point is that our lives are full of choices.
Each time I address the congregation on Sunday morning or send an email to a visitor I will say “thank you for choosing to worship with us today." God desires for us to join together to worship Him, but it is a choice each one of us has to make.
If you read through the book of Joshua you will find him making that same choice toward the end of the book. The book is full of examples of God showing up in miraculous ways to deliver His people from their enemies and giving them victory over their enemies as they enter the promise land. Still, after all that he had a choice to make.
Joshua 24:14 “Now, therefore, fear the LORD and serve Him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. 15 “If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
The choices you make define who you are. You can choose to follow the world’s way if you want, but as for me and my house we will choose to serve the Lord.