I want say “yes” to God and the life He’s giving me. On the glory days, the smiling and laughing days, it’s easy. Like last Saturday when my sweet nieces and nephews made me smile while we played charades together at my daughter’s birthday party. The joy of everyone being together while we sang and she blew out the candles made my heart sing. On days like that it’s easy and natural to whisper, “Yes! This is the life I want! Thank you, God.”
Other days, it’s harder to say, “Yes.”
Like last Thursday night when my daughter said, “Mom, I’m scared I’m going blind.” And I about went through the roof with panic. Morning came early with me making phone calls. We spent hours at the doctor’s office, but the report, “Dry eye; no lasting damage,” was our happy ending.
On the traffic days, dead car battery days, and “I-had-a-fight-my-husband-in-front-of the-kids” days, the life in front of me doesn’t look so good. Not so sure I want it…
That’s when I remind myself that in all things God is working for my good.
He has a plan for each day, sometimes different than I expect. But even when I stumble, I know that in all things His promises to me are “Yes” and “Amen” in Christ Jesus. He promises to be with me and to give me grace, strength, and joy for each day.
God’s giving me one glorious, messy, wonderful, crazy life, and I want to say “Yes!” to what He’s putting in front of me.
I want to say “Yes!” to my marriage.
“Yes!” to my kids.
“Yes!” to the work He has for me.
“Yes!” to my next task right now.
I want to say “Yes!” to God and His will for me today because I know that He’s working for my good. “All of God’s promises [to me] have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” (2 Cor. 1:20a)
Now it’s your turn: Do you find it easy or hard to say “Yes!” to your life these days?