Joshua, the leader responsible for introducing the people of Israel to the promised land, had very clear and defined the honor that meant serving God alongside his family.
[Shareable] But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15 NIV [/shareable]
A family that has trusted Jesus as Savior and decides to serve him is a family that assures his future and that of his generations to come.
Service is a token of God’s gratitude for all the benefits he has given us. To serve is to live in the purpose of our life as it is part of our spiritual DNA. Jesus established the model of service so that we could imitate him (for not even the son of man came to serve him, but to serve and to give his life in ransom for many. Mark 10:45 NIV). He inspired us to serve as his example and sacrifice. It is necessary that parents follow the model of Jesus and inspire their children with their example to develop an attitude of service to God and others. Remember that in order for you to meet God someone had to serve his purpose. God has your family so today I know one of them for the sake of God!