"Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase." ~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Are You Prepared to Say Yes?

It is soooo awesome how God works! Last night at revival, Rev. Knight preached about being spiritually prepared for situations and people that we encounter in our lives. Today, as I drove down the highway, I listened to the song "Yes" by Shekinah Glory Ministries. The soloist belted out the following lyrics, "Will your heart and soul say yes? Will your spirit say yes? If I told you what I really need, from thee, would your heart and soul say yes?" The conversation from God to His children continued to state, "There is more that I require of thee. Will your heart and soul say yes?" Tears began to fill my eyes and trickle gently down my face. The question exploded in my mind, "Am I prepared to say "YES"?

As we pray, we constantly ask God for things. We ask Him to move in our lives, to enlarge our territory, to show us what we should do about a problem or situation; but are we prepared to follow His instructions? Are we prepared for God's response? What happens when what God says is not what we want to hear? Will we say yes, or pretend like we never asked and continue to look for some miraculous sign?

A friend shared on Sunday that she was blessed by a song that was sung at her church that focused on the fact that while we are asking, God has ALREADY worked it out for us. Saying "YES" to God is a sign of faith!

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

God knows what is to come, but we don't. Are we prepared to relinquish what little control we think we have over our lives, and allow God to have HIS WAY? Are we ready to allow God to fulfill his divine purpose for our lives?

God, when I realize that all you have done for me was not deserving, I MUST say YES! I am forever yours! As mean, hateful, ungrateful, deceiving, hurtful, and filthy that I have been and you loved me anyways, I MUST say YES! You loved me when I was lonely, an outcast, ugly, sad, downtrodden, and sooooo alone! Saying YES to you is a miniscule sacrifice. God I love you today simply because you love me like NO ONE else can! So today God I say YES!
Remember: A day is to come when no man can work. What does God want you to say "YES" to today?


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