I Am the Light of the World

Day 3 of 3 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Choose Ye This Day. 


“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua‬ ‭24:15‬ ‭KJV‬‬


As for me and my house we will serve the Lord. Make the conscious choice to serve the Lord with all of your heart. Choose to shift the generational pattern of your family. Serve God and shift your family’s trajectory. 


When you surrender to Christ, the weight, power and stronghold of sin no longer has access to your life. When you are in Christ, you have the choice to either bow to the gods and bondages of this world or serve and honor Christ. 


Galatians‬ ‭5:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬ declares, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” 


Be not entangled in the yoke of bondage. Turn away from sin. Establish a new pattern. Follow after Christ and pursue Him. “IN [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off].” Galatians‬ ‭5:1‬ ‭AMPC‬‬


Sin will keep you in bondage. Be not a slave to sin and its entanglement. Let God‘s Word lead you. Let God‘s Word free you. Let God’s peace shield you. Surrender to Christ and His Peace shall overtake you. Philippians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬ declares, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Choose to focus and meditate on His Word and let His Peace shield you. Let His Peace keep you. Let His Peace protect you. Choose to surrender to His Peace.


“And God's peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭AMPC‬‬


Action:


Focus on Christ. Choose not to submit to the gods of this world. No matter what’s going on around you — choose to submit and surrender to God. Let His Word guide and light your course.


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