The word God has given to me to keep in the forefront of my mind as we begin 2016 is the word CHOOSE.

Joshua 24:15 reads: “If serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…”

Moment by moment we make choices.
We choose whether to work hard or slack off.
We choose if we will be faithful or disloyal.
We choose whether to speak up or shut up.
We choose whether to be really kind or really mean.
We choose what our bodies do, what our lips say, what our eyes see, what our ears hear.
We choose whether we count ourselves among God’s children.
We choose whether to be on God’s team or to pit ourselves against Him.

I tell my kids nearly every day as they head off to school, “Make good choices.” This year, I am reminded that I, too, must make good choices. I choose every day whom I will serve. I commit this year to be found faithful more often and to choose loyalty to the One who died for me.

That’s my word and verse for this year. If God has given you a word or verse, I’d love to hear it.


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