Yesterday's Celtic Daily Light had the title "Clinch things for God". The Biblical quote to provide an example came from 1 Kings 18:21 - "Elijah went up to the people and said, 'How much longer will you halt between two opinions? If the Lord is God, worship him.'"
I was reminded of that fairly similar challenge issued by Joshua and recorded in Joshua 24:15 - "But if it does not please you to serve the Lord, choose here and now whom you will serve: the gods whom your forefathers served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. But I and my family, we shall serve the Lord."
We live in a day, certainly in UK society, where there are many challenges to those who seek to follow the way of God. Lots of barriers are put up, and there are many suggestions of allegedly better alternatives. Our task in the church is to refute these and to demonstrate the great things God does. Let's look for every opportunity to clinch things for God!