Bonnie, at Faith Barista, picked my word for the year for this weeks prompt. You can read about it here.
The word is “yes”.
True, I did make a post on this a couple of weeks ago but, there is still much that I can say about this particular word. A short, yet powerful word.
Yes comes easy, when it is in response to something I want to do. Can’t we all say that? Wouldn’t it be great if life was always the easy yes? The “Oh, sure”, “I’d love to”, or “It would be my pleasure” and really mean it.
But, I’m going to be real here. Pour it all out.
Sometimes I bleed the yes. It is painful and hard. I’m scared and unsure. Every fiber of my being wants to shout “NO”, but because I’ve been practicing the yes for years now, I whisper it anyway.
The whisper can come, small and quiet. Only God and I hear it. He knows my heart. He knows my struggles. He knows the yes is an act of faith and a word of worship.
Although it can be, most of the time the yes isn’t a response to a certain thing. It is instead, a response to God, Himself. It is trust in the One who I know is Sovereign, in control, has a plan and a future for me, loves me, and will allow me to glorify Him, through this choice, this yes, that I offer.
I think about Abraham. Many, many years ago, he said “yes” to God. It could not have been easy.
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