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Investing our love.

June 22, 2012

But if you refuse to serve the LORD, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD.”
~Joshua 24:15

We tend to think the Old Testament doesn’t effect us.

There are names and countries we can’t pronounce.
There are cultures we don’t understand.
Stories that sound foreign and strange.

Truth is, God’s word is alive, and because it’s alive it can still meet us where we are today.

Take today’s verse and substitute the countries and gods Joshua’s ancestors lived and served for the idols of our day today. The things we entertain in our hearts and minds effect what we serve.

Your job. Your addiction. Your pain. Your spouse. Your children. Your passions.

All these things are gifts, but when taken to extremes, threaten our service and love to God.

The Old Testaments stories might not look like the things we deal with today, but the theme is still the same.

Every day our choices declare what and whom we serve.
Every day our choices reflect what we love.
Every day our choices show our priorities.

A Haitian proverb says, “Tell me what you love, and I’ll tell you who you are.”

Where you invest your time, your energy, your thoughts, your actions and your gifts is where you invest the most precious gift we have to give this world–love.

Remember, where you invest your love, you invest your life.


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