It’s Your Choice

Today across America we exercise our right to vote.  In this heated political season people are making a choice for whom they believe will serve their needs the best.  It is a contest between colors of blue and red, democrat versus republican, moderates versus liberals, and in many cases right versus wrong.  It is important for us to go to polls and make our voices heard and make our votes count.  It is essential that we make a choice, because in making that choice we help chart the course of our nation, and we help to be a voice for the voiceless.  Similarly we also have a choice to make in our spiritual lives as well.  We can choose to serve the world and the things that it has to offer, or we can choose to serve God and all that He has to offer to us as His people.  Joshua reminded the people of God that they had a choice to make and he told them, if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond 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.  I encourage you today to make your choice to serve The Lord.  When you look at all that you have been through, and all that God has brought you through, there should be no other choice for you but to serve The Lord.  Serve Him through the good and the bad, serve Him when you understand the direction He is leading you, and serve Him when you do not have a clue what direction He is taking you.  The best decision you can make for your life is to continue to serve The Lord.  I have made up my mind and I am clear in my heart that I will continue to serve The Lord.  Since I have made my choice for the rest of my life to serve The Lord I have no doubt, “It’s My Year To Get My Thing From My God!”


I have made my choice to serve The Lord for the rest of my life, and ever since I have made that choice my life has been changed for the better forever.  Thank you Lord for choosing and changing me.  In Jesus Name Amen.

Be Inspired,
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY