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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.
Every day you have a choice to make: who will rule and reign in your home? Will you choose the God of heaven or is there someone or something else? If you choose anything other than God, it is Satan that you have given the open door to, so choose carefully each day.
How much of God do you want in your home? What areas do you allow Him to guide you in? May sound funny and yet, if Jesus were actually sitting with you would you watch that movie or tv show? Would you be reading that book? Would you be having that conversation? Would you justify cheating on your spouse? Would you use the language you are using? What decisions do you make on a daily basis that would tell Him that He is not number one in your life?
Sometimes I think we make choices out of habit rather than it truly being a thought process, or we make it because we don’t want to appear to be a “stick in the mud” and we need to learn to be more intentional in our choices! Maybe you have had a little twinge in the past about allowing your kids to watch that show, play that game or read that book but someone else has convinced you that their kids do it so maybe it isn’t really all that bad. Really? Don’t ignore the soft prompting of the Holy Spirit in order to lower your standard for your home in order to “fit” someone else’s standards. Hold on to your God given standards! Teach your children that it is better to stay as far away from something questionable as possible rather than seeing how close they can get to the edge of wrong! Teach them to set their standards high, especially when it comes to right and wrong, godly and ungodly! Don’t open the door for Satan to influence your children, God has loaned them to you to raise for Him! That other person isn’t going to answer for the choices you make for your home and Whom you decide to serve!
Philippians 4:8, “Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Hold your standards high! Choose wisely and be intentional every single day about who will rule and reign in your home! Remember, He is right there, by your side so let Him have His way in your home! The best is yet to come!
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt