Friday, November 12, 2010

He's a "Yes" God

I listed to a great talk on motherhood by Beth Moore recently. Her message included some powerful reminders about being a mom that I hope to share at some point. 

Part of her message spoke to me personally about how we serve a "Yes" God.

Here is her direct quote:
"Jesus is the yes and amen to the promises of God. He is a yes God. The only time God ever says no to us is if we did that thing it would cheat us of our yes. Every no is to get us to an oncoming yes. If we take the no, we're going to miss us a yes."

I feel like there are so many times in my past when I would have taken a no from God simply because I didn't want to wait for His yes. But I completely agree with Beth when she says that we are cheating ourselves of a yes, if we take the no.

God says no, not yet.

No not this one. 

No not him or no not her.

No not now.

No not today.

He has a yes in store. He is waiting to show us His yes. He is waiting to give us our yes.

God doesn't say no, just for the sake of saying no. He loves us and He wants to say yes to us. But he doesn't want to cheat us of the wonderful yes he has waiting for us.

Every no is to get us to a yes.

Every single no.

Relationship. House. Job. Dream. Family.

no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, YES!

Oh Lord I've experienced a big, beautiful YES from you before. I know that enduring the no's from you is so that I can experience another YES. Help me to wait in patience. Help me to wait in faith. Help me to trust that I won't miss the YES you have waiting for me.


C. said...

This is a lovely post. Thank you for sharing it.

How I desperately hope you are right...

kim said...

Excellent. I have never thought of that before. waiting for a "yes" from God. Not settling with a no and missing out on a future yes, is difficult, but the blessing...ah, the blessing. Great post!

Stacey said...

Hey girl, just getting caught up on your blog (I'm so far behind...) and wanted to comment here. I actually think I've heard that quote from Beth Moore before, but reading it today brought a fresh new perspective for me. After so many years of "no" and "not yet," I can finally see how they all contributed to one great big YES. Thanks for being such an encouragement to me during hard times of waiting, and now as I navigate my way as a new parent.