Joshua 24:15, NIV:  But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.

Three little words capture my attention within this verse: “we will serve.” It is not I alone who will serve, but we. We, as in, “We stand together,” or “We are in this to the end.” It is sometimes easy to forget that it is about “we”, and not about “me.” A Christian must maintain a concern for others even as for him or her self. So that we will, as in, “an act of the will,” or “I will,” not, “I’ll try.” It will require sheer determination to walk each day in this world while keeping the focus on Jesus. As we stand together, and are determined to fix our eyes on Christ, we will serve. Whereas once the tendency was to live lives serving ourselves, our lives will transform to be about doing for the Lord and doing for others. Can you imagine the impact of a church that lives out a mission statement of, “We will serve?” Can you imagine how God could use you if those words became your own?