“As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15 (NIV)
Joshua draws a line in the sand, declaring, “We will serve the Lord.” I am making a personal commitment to serve God, whatever the cost, whatever the circumstances, and whatever the consequences—that is how it is for me.
Then Joshua adds something more—This is how it is going to be for my household. He affirms not just personal commitment, but also a family value. Clearly Joshua cannot make a choice to serve God for his children, but he can say that within his sphere of influence, the driving vision, the fundamental value, and the abiding commitment will be to serve the Lord.
He draws a line in the sand for his family. Some of us are drowning in activities because we have never really sorted out what we are trying to do. What is our objective? What are our commitments? Why are we here?
This is why many churches have child dedication services. The objective of every Christian family is to raise its members in the knowledge of the Lord. This is what family is all about.
If this is your objective, then you need to make commitments that will move you in that direction. You need to commit to worship and serve, to spend time together, and to pray.
Is what you are doing going to achieve the objective (of serving the Lord)?