Who Is In Charge Of Your Household?
"May I speak to the one in charge of the household?" It was an uninvited solicitation call to the Gaines household when Buddy answered the phone. Buddy, who served with Evangelism Explosion for many years, responded, "Well, then you must speak with Jesus Christ." The caller intoned, "Is Christ a man or woman?" quickly adding, "I'm a Sikh!" Buddy knew who Sikhs are and what they believe. Sometime around 1500 AD, A Hindu under Islamic influence founded the monotheistic Indian religion, which does not acknowledge Jesus Christ.
Describing the conversation, Buddy said, "This man was calling to sell me something. He never presented his product yet learned that Jesus Christ died on the cross for his sins and offers him the gift of eternal life." He also learned that Buddy and his wife Martie mean it when they say, "Jesus Christ is the head of our house."
Long ago Joshua said, "But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve . . . But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord" (Joshua 24:15).
When God is at home in your house, you won't have to put up a sign that reads, "Jesus Christ lives here" but your conversation, your attitudes, your words, and the way you treat each other will reflect it. Jesus doesn't take over your residence or your heart as an invading army would. He gently knocks, awaiting your invitation for Him to enter and take His rightful place as Lord.
But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve . . . But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD. JOSHUA 24:15