I was able to catch the replay of a wonderful webcast recently where Lysa TerKeurst & Ann Voskamp spoke (titled: “Say Yes to God” <–catch it there while it’s still available). I was so challenged by Ann’s message that I had to share a piece of it with you here…be challenged!
“My lips may have said yes to God’s grace of a Messiah—
But have I said yes to God’s grace in this moment?
The laundry basket dumped in the mudroom…
The boys bickering…
The soup burning on the stove…
I may want Christ,
But to be crucified?
To sacrifice my time…
To give up my comfort…
To lay down what other people may think of me?
I may want to be rescued…
But do I want to be refined?
I may want to be in Christ…
But do I want to be inconvenienced?
My word to God,
It has been a divided word—
Both Yes & No.
And a heart divided against itself cannot stand.
She who lives with a forked tongue to God pierces her own heart.
I have known storms and I have not let peace birth in my heart.
The wind has blown hard and I have not been moved.
And every moment my inner heart is saying NO to the God of the universe—
I am saying YES to the enemy of my soul.
We are always saying YES to someone!
We are either saying YES to the Lord, or Lucipher.”