When You Say “Yes” to God

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. (Luke 1:38)

When you say yes to God, folks might think you are crazy, and you may risk compromising your standing in your family or in the community. Just ask Mary and Joseph.

When you say yes to God, your activities might make no sense to onlookers and yet they make perfect sense through the eyes of faith.

Saying yes to the Almighty means getting out of the driver’s seat of your life and relinquishing all control of a myriad of what- if’s. It is the highest form of both vulnerability and confidence that everything is going to be alright. Mary and Joseph both signed blank checks made out to God, are you willing to do the same?

Christmas is the celebration of a long-delayed promise kept and the guarantee of everlasting life that begins the moment you receive it (John 1:12) How awesome for Mary and Joseph to have had any part in the marvelous story of getting the Gift to the whole world to its destination. That’s how God likes to do it with folks who say yes to Him, He uses them to make a difference, to fulfill an awesome purpose.

Have you said yes to God yet? To say yes to Him is to say yes to Jesus, His Son. He says you can’t do it separately; to reject One is to reject them Both (John 10:30 and John 14:9)

To say yes to your Creator is to open yourself up to divine adventure, amazing purpose, and eternal salvation. Nobody else can top that. What are you waiting for? Say yes to God today in whatever He asks.

Published by georgiapointer

Welcome to Encouragement Outpost! My name is Dr. Georgia Pointer, a Christian writer who loves encouraging people in their relationship with Christ. I am a survivor of childhood rape and molestation, bullying, and emotional abuse. Negative thought patterns plagued me for many years until I learned to allow Christ and His Word to encourage and transform those thoughts. This background provides me with a passion to offer the same encouragement to anyone, not just abuse survivors, with the light of biblical truth that shines against the darkness of negativity, lies of the enemy, and daily struggles in living for Christ. I am a seminary graduate with a Masters in Christian Education. I also recently received my doctorate in Christian Counseling with a specialty in Family and Substance Abuse counseling. I served on staff for six years as a counselor at Moriah House of the Memphis Union Mission. I love the Word of God! I love studying it, teaching it, and speaking in public about it any chance I get. This blog, which I post about once a week, is my venue to share insights I glean. So, I invite you to subscribe to receive my weekly posts in your email and to share these posts with anyone you think might be encouraged by them.

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