Welcome to day 18 of our 40 day devotional of praise and testimonies!
Joshua 24:15 “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the river, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
We have to make choices every day. From very basic to extremely complex, we can’t escape them. The college years are particularly challenging when it comes to making choices. I know it was for me. It was an exciting time with new found freedom, but that in itself added to the challenge. With all of the best intentions, it was too easy to get caught up in all of the fun. Add the stress of a heavy course load and a job and a social life and watch the excuses pour in. “I’ll just stop church this week and go next week…” turned into “well, Thanksgiving is coming, I’ll go to church then” and even further to “at least I belong to a Christian fraternity.” Sadly, it took almost four years for the emptiness to get me to the point to call out to God. This prayer, asking for both forgiveness and then direction to make wise choices was a turning point in my life I’m forever grateful to God for His grace and mercy.