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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Just say Yes...but what does that look like?



What does just saying Yes look like? As I am practicing "yield" and "trust," today it looked like this. When the repairman told me that our refrigerator was dead, I was calm. We hadn't planned to replace any major appliances this week (month, year), but learning to Just say Yes means trusting God in all things, even when those things look like buying a new refrigerator.

I don't imagine most sane people going first to Romans 8:28 (KJV) under these circumstances, but that is precisely where I found comfort. 

And we know that all things work together for good for them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.
I was good. I was absolutely assured that everything that happened today would work out. I cannot tell you what that meant, but I was trusting that as a certainty. 

How was my day? 

Discouraging 

Frustrating.

Exhausting.

Full of tests.  

What tests? Faith is not always easy, neither is integrity. Before My Beloved left for the office, we agreed on a budget and next steps. By end of day, I'd found exactly what we wanted, far beyond what we needed, and a price a third beyond our budget but one I could still (sort of) afford. My choice was clear. I gave my word. I promised to trust God. I promised to be obedient. So, I walked confidently away from exactly what I liked because that was the right thing to do. 

Incidentally, I am grateful for the patience I have learned from My Beloved over the last 22 years. Upon further review, the "just what we wanted" deal and the retailer was precisely what I ended up buying online for $7 under the budget to which we agreed. God makes my lessons simple to ensure I understand them. I am grateful.

With just a little patience and some quiet time to hear Him, my task was complete. Trust paid off. I just said Yes.

We'll be seven days without a refrigerator, but I don't mind. I have Peace about everything that happened, and I am grateful for the lesson as it unfolded so I could witness God working on me in the process. 

I'm saying Yes again tomorrow. Yes, Lord, yes, to Your Will and to Your Way. Having NO idea what that looks like. It doesn't matter. 



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