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rsz_-as_for_me_and_my_house_we_will_serve_theNext Sunday’s first reading is from the Book of Joshua when Joshua says, “If it does not please you to serve the Lord, decide today whom you will serve, the gods your fathers served beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose country you are now dwelling. As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

That very last line is one of my favorites.

It’s a popular one right now, and you’ll see a lot of signs made with that quote printed on it that people hang in their homes. I think it serves as a great reminder to know who comes first, who you’re serving, what you’re living for — or rather, who you are living for.

This is what the women in my small group were talking about last night, and we have a challenge for the next week — and I’ll be sharing each of our challenges, every week, with you here. So don’t forget to sign up for my e-mails so you don’t miss out! 

This week’s challenge: Intentionally think about how you’re serving the Lord in your everyday life, and try to do just a little more of it. 😉 

Another thought to ponder: In that first reading this coming Sunday (Joshua 24:1-2A, 15-17, 18b), the people Joshua is speaking to had such great confidence in God and the miracles He performed. They didn’t doubt Him — it was like a no-brainer that He had it all under control, and that He was the god they were going to serve. Let’s think of the areas in our lives where we don’t have that great confidence in Him, and let’s try to have just a little more faith every single day that He is working in that area of our lives. 

Will you join me in these challenges? 🙂