Wednesday's Word: Saying YES to God Devotional

 Wednesdays Word: YES  

Several years ago, I remember sitting in my living room with pen in hand, paper laying on the table, and lump in my throat. I knew what God wanted me to write. And I knew to whom He wanted me to mail the letter once I had it completed. What I didn’t know was whether I would actually make the decision to say, YES God, I will write and send this letter. I had a great deal of pain in my heart from the person God wanted me to write. So YES, was coming with much hesitation and questioning. Can you relate?

Several people in the Bible struggled with saying YES to God. Moses argued with God when God told him to speak to Pharaoh (Exodus 6-7).  Jonah attempted to flee when God asked him to go to Nineveh (Jonah 1). Gideon wrestled with God in length when God asked him to form an army to fight the Midianites (Judges 6). Sometimes it is very hard to say YES to God. Sometimes He asks of us, things that don’t make sense to us at the time. And yet, what if Moses wouldn’t have gone to Pharaoh? If Jonah wouldn’t have gone to Nineveh? If Gideon wouldn’t have changed his mind and fought the Midianites? Saying YES to God has eternal value. Saying YES to God changes lives. Saying YES to God changes history.

I wonder if there’s something today in which God is asking us to say, “YES God, I will move forward with this.” Is there a letter or phone call we don’t want to make? Is there a job change that has come up? Is there something in our marriage God is asking us to do? Is there a relationship in our family that needs healing? Is there financial assistance that we can offer someone? Is there a small voice from God, one where He is asking us to say YES, and we are hesitant? Scared? Unforgiving? Prideful? 

I hope today, we will lay our hesitancies, fear, unforgiveness, and pride aside, and move forward, letting God know that YES, we will do as He directs, even if it doesn’t make sense in the moment. May we remember, history was made by people who said YES to God, even when it was difficult. Even when it didn’t make sense. Will you take a step today, and say YES to God?

Author, Misty Cramer To receive these weekly devotions, as well as other encouragement in your inbox, please subscribe at mistycramer.com. 

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 16:9 The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. 

Misty Cramer is an author and speaker who enjoys walking alongside others in this journey we call life. Her deisre is to encourage others, as she shares the hope Jesus provides in the midst of life's darkest challenges, as well as it's brightest triumphs. If you would like to receive “Wednesday’s Word”, as well as other encouragement, you can subscribe to her website, https://mailchi.mp/7844a4ba7f8b/welcome and follow her on Instagram @mistydawncramer and Facebook, Misty Cramer, Author & Speaker. She would love to connect with you!  

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