And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15 NKJV
When you hear about someone who is as devoted to their work as Joshua was, you might start to wonder whether they are able to have a successful family life. Joshua was always busy—leading the people into the Promised Land, trying to hear from God, and constantly meditating on God’s Word. But the Bible says if you meditate on the Word day and night, you will be prosperous (see Joshua 1:8), so we know he must have been successful in his family life!
Kids do what they see you do, and your children need to see you in the Bible and the Bible in you. Don’t stop reading the Word. By your very behavior, you are showing them what is important. Your children need to see your obedience to God—that you put Him first—so that they too can live a prosperous life. Trust God, because He will show you if you are out of balance.
The first thing Rahab did when she made a covenant with the Israelites was to ask protection for her family (see Joshua 2). When you get saved, you want your whole family to get saved. So, when we become faithful followers of Christ, meditating on His Word day and night, God will bless us and make our homes prosperous.
Jesus, I declare that as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord!