Today is the day of decision
Beloved, the old year has departed from us and a New Year has emerged, signifying the mercy of God upon us. What then shall be our appreciation towards Him, Who preserved us? What shall be our response to His compassion that didn’t fail us? Shall we continue in sin that His mercy shall keep on abiding with us this year? God forbid. Is it not prudent we appraise our doings and amend our ways before iniquity becomes our ruin? As we march into the year, it is imperative we make the choice now on which path to follow.
The year may appear uncertain, but God shall make the chosen ones to rejoice. It shall be well with those that have taken decision to be pure, holy and be on the side of God in deed. The choice is yours to continue in sin or stand on Christ Jesus the Rock, the Solid ground and be saved. You cannot afford to sit on the fence, for today is the day of decision. Are you ready to do away with sin? Frankly, delay in making a decision now is a threat to your dear life. You cannot claim to be a Christian and at the same time deny Jesus. Choose today whom you will serve.
Joshua 24:15 “And if it seems 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.”
In the days of Joshua, a situation that called for absolute decision-making, such as we found ourselves today arose, and Joshua juxtaposed before his people the distinction between serving God and idol. He made the Israelites understood what God had done for them and all that they suffered under the influence of other gods and enemies. Thus, he persuaded them to serve that God, Who delivered them from the nations greater than them, but he also cautioned them that they that serve God must serve Him with an upright conscience.
God has delivered us last year from the hands of ritualists and kidnappers, from road accidents, from the flying bullets of armed robbers and insurgents, from premature death, religious intimidation and arrows of the enemies, from sicknesses and diseases and has brought us into a New Year. I charge you today to choose whom you will serve. As for the Chosen people, and me, we shall not only serve the Lord, but shall also make the world know that Jesus is the Lord. We shall make Jesus King of kings and the Lord of lords. We must show forth the praises of Him, Who has called us out of darkness into His marvellous light. If the entire world would go away from choosing God, the chosen ones are bound to cleave to Him. We have no other place to go, for there is no refuge in any other than in Christ Jesus and there is no other heaven than where Christ rules as the King.
We know none besides to whom we should go, and expect that happiness and security, which we get from Him. Above all, we are citizens of His Kingdom. We are bound for heaven and, therefore, must be willing to swim against the tide, and must do, not as most do, but as God says.
Brethren, today is the day of decision. Do not be among the multitude in the valley of decision. Choose today whom you will serve before the clock ticks off.
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