“Now, therefore, fear the LORD and serve Him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:14-15 NASB)
We are surrounded by different choices we could make as to who we want to follow as our God. Those of us that choose to follow God, as in the Christian God, made that decision through baptism. But the thing is, it’s not just a one time decision. To follow our God and Jesus is to make the decision daily. “Pick up you cross daily and follow me” is the message we here.
You can make the decision to follow God and think it’s a one time decision. When you do that, you tend to live you life on you own terms. To steal a phrase from our current sermon series, you’re just a fan. It doesn’t cost you anything. But to become a truly committed follower, it may cost you something. And that leads you to making the decision on a daily basis whether to follow our God. I hope and pray that you come to the conclusion Joshua did. “but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”