As for me it is good to be near God. As for me and my house, we will serve Him. I cannot control what others do and say, be it the media, the schools, or those right outside my door. But I can choose to control what I say, what thoughts I entertain, and what goes on in my home.
I can choose to hold my tongue when yelling would seem appropriate. I can choose to speak up when it would be easier to remain quiet and unnoticed. I can choose to love God in the midst of a God-hating world. So I do.
Father, I choose to cling to Your Word even when it is ignored all around me. I choose to love You and others, even when it is not received. I choose to forgive when it hasn't been asked of me. I choose to wait for Your direction in all that I do. I choose to let You live through me.
Each day I have a choice to follow You or myself. I choose today whom I will serve. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.