But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve... But as for me and my house we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
I would assume this was probably one of the most well known verses in the Word of God. I believe one of the most important for families for sure. It is a declaration!
Joshua knew that the peoples hearts were fickle, that they would probably never stay faithful to the Lord. He was so sure of this that he gave them a choice... but they swore they would serve Him.
Daily we are given a choice, like the people of Israel we have free will to choose what/who we will serve. We must stand and declare daily, that we WILL serve the Lord. In every moment, of every day.
As a mother, especially a homeschooling mother, I must instill the commandments of the Lord in to my children daily. So that when I am gone they will still know them. It is so important that we as Christian parents are instilling God's Word in our children. We can not be lazy or apathetic in doing so, or we may just find ourselves the last generation.
Have you made a choice? Have you stood up in your home, before your family and declared: As for me and my house we will serve the Lord as Joshua did? Declare! And follow through!
Lord God, I declare we will serve the Lord. Forgive me for not always making this stand. For allowing other "gods" to rob our time, especially our time with You. Show me how to instill in my children how important YOU are and following You is for their life. May my life be an example, and never a hindrance in their walk with you. We will remember, we will serve. Amen