How Many Decisions Will You Make Today?

How Many Decisions Will You Make Today?

Author: Steven Smithson
September 01, 2020

How many decisions do you think you’ll make today? I recently saw a statistic stating the average person makes over 35,000 decisions every 24 hours. Some decisions seem inconsequential, while others have enormous effects. Bottom line, how you live your life is a constant choice. In the book of Joshua, we encounter an essential decision.

Joshua 24:14–15

[14] “Now therefore fear the LORD and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. [15] And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (ESV)

Joshua reminds the people about their history in the first 13 verses of this chapter. He is providing more than a history lesson. Joshua was hopeful that this recollect on would be useful in convincing the people of Israel that they should commit themselves to the LORD alone. It was a big choice, their choice.

Here is what I know; everyone will choose something to worship. Everyone will give themselves to someone or something. Therefore, the question is not will I worship, but to whom (or what) will I give my worship? For Joshua, nearing the end of his life, his decision was clear: "As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord" (v.15). In the verses following today's passage, we discover that the people choose to follow the Lord and to forsake all other gods. Joshua's choice paved the way for others to follow the Lord. It all began with a decision. Who will you worship?

What is your choice? Out of all the decisions you will make in your life time, there is no more weighty decision than to whom you will give your heart. There is no decision more critical than putting Jesus first. My challenge to you today is the same as Joshua. Choose right now, at this moment, who you will give yourself too.

TODAY’S PRAYER:

Lord, I’m choosing you. As I make decisions today, I pray your spirit would lead me to respond in ways that will be honoring to you. Thank you for choosing to care for me. I love you.
In Jesus name- Amen.

 


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