” Choose for yourselves this day whom you will ” Joshua 24:15a
As believers, we have made this decision. We have chosen to serve God, to belong to Him. This makes facing temptations and trials a little easier because we know to Whom we belong and we know that He will help us to choose the path of righteousness. But, I believe that this choosing who we will serve is also a daily, even moment by moment decision that we must make. We face new struggles every day, and with every new temptation and trial we must once again choose who we will serve in that moment. Will we serve God or will we serve the flesh? Having to face this decision over and over every day could become discouraging and overwhelming if we were in this alone. Thankfully, we are not alone, God is always with us.
“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23
God is all knowing, He knows that we face new struggles daily and He has made provisions for this. Why would He provide new mercies every morning if we did not need them?? He knows what we need and He is faithful to supply us with all the strength, ability, grace, patience, guidance, and wisdom that we need to remain faithful in whatever situation we face. We cannot do it alone, but with Him we cannot fail. God cannot be outdone and we cannot be overcome within Him. ” I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:1
– Sister Hillary Boyd