Your challenge for this week is to whisper a yes where no wants to take root.
You’re waiting for it to make sense.
You’re afraid of failure.
You’re debating, pointing out all the reasons that it doesn’t make sense.Certainly, it has to line up with scripture.
Sure, it deserves prayer and thought. It might not even happen in the timing you hope.
Saying yes where no wants to take root is surrendering to a deeper relationship with Jesus, no matter where it leads.
Here are questions to ask privately, just between you and God.
- Has this lingered in your heart for a long time, and it won’t go away?
- Are you resisting and you know it?
- Is Jesus interrupting your plans to take you in a new direction, whether that is physical (like a move of some sort) or spiritual (to take you deeper) or emotional (to loose a hold that keeps you stuck)?
- Describe one step you can take today. (That might just be the act of surrender, which is powerful.)
See you on Monday, where we’ll discuss the faith factor of “But if you say so.”
Q: What is one area where you have been saying no, yet you feel God asking you to say yes?
Read Matthew 21:28-31a
But what do you think about this? A man with two sons told the older boy, ‘Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.’ The son answered, ‘No, I won’t go,’ but later he changed his mind and went anyway.
Then the father told the other son, ‘You go,’ and he said, ‘Yes, sir, I will.’ But he didn’t go.
“Which of the two obeyed his father?”
They replied, “The first.”
Q: We often condemn ourselves because our first response is no. What truth do you find in the scripture? What is the Holy Spirit speaking to you personally?