I Choose You

Joshua 24:15 (NKJ)

"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." So the people answered and said: "Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods…"

How can I tell them

I close the door behind them and run to You?

How can I tell them

You have become my occupation, my career, my passion?

How do I report this

on the resume, at the dinner party, during the reunion?

How do I explain

my narrow focus, my lack of interest in all else?

How would I tell You

I close the door behind them and run to another?

How would I tell You

I have chosen another occupation,

a different career,

something else in which to invest my passion?

How would I report this to You

standing there before Your throne,

surrounded by Your majesty?

How would I explain to You

that the world was more enticing to me than You were?

I choose You, Jesus.


Jeremiah 9:24 (NKJ)

"But let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight," says the LORD.

I Corinthians 2:2 (NKJ)

For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

I John 2:15-17 (NKJ)

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

James 4:4-5 (NKJ)

…Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously"?