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Douglas Moodie
Douglas Moodie

‘Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord’ (Joshua 24:15)

From the moment your alarm goes off in the morning, life throws at you a non-stop sandstorm of choices.

To snooze or not to snooze. Will it be the understated blue shirt or the vibrant pink one?

Will you wear your hair up or down, straighten it or curl it?

Time magazine estimates that an individual makes thousands of choices a day.

Of course, they can range from the trivial like your choice of breakfast cereal, to the more serious like what we do with our time, our money and our talents.

But ultimately, all of these choices boil down to a choice between two things: following Jesus or not following Jesus. Letting Jesus be Lord of your life, or letting something else be our master.

That is the big issue. Amidst the bewildering array of choices that you will be making day by day, week by week, year by year through your life, there is one major choice that will underline and underpin every single choice that you make.

In a nutshell, Joshua asks the people of his day, “Are you going to serve the Lord, or are you going to serve the other gods that are around you?” Joshua had his mind made up. But what about you?

Douglas Moodie

Olivet Evangelical Church