“The more we say yes to God, the more we will live in expectation of seeing Him. The more we expect to see God, the more we will. The more you experience Him, the more you’ll trust Him. The more you trust Him, the more you’ll open up your hands in absolute obedience.” ~Lysa TerKeurst in What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, Chapter 3.
Radical obedience. I’ll be honest, that word “radical” scares me a little. It means “affecting the fundamental nature of something” (dictionary.com). God is calling us to fundamentally change the way we view obedience to Him. He is asking us to let our thoughts and actions reflect what we say our hearts believe. That God loves us. That God has a perfect plan for our lives that is better than our own plan. That God’s plan is for our good.
Remember last Saturday when I gave you the image of God reaching for you with His outstretched hand waiting for you to place your hand in His? This week I want to give you another. Hopefully, at this point in our study, you have already agreed to say “yes” to God. You are using the 5 questions to evaluate if that little voice you are hearing is truly His voice. You are possibly getting ready to step out in radical obedience, whether that means praying over every piece of laundry you fold for your family or taking a missions trip to Liberia. You aren’t doing it alone.
Lysa reminds us that the more we say “yes” to God, the more we will live in expectation of seeing Him, and the more we expect it, the more we will see Him. He has always been here with us; we just weren’t looking for Him. We weren’t asking Him to lead. Now you are seeking His will, His guidance and you will see Him walking with you as a result. Not physically, but He will let you know. Many of you have already responded, in the comments, on the Facebook page, and via messages, with stories of how God is revealing Himself to you. I want you to remember as we close this week that He is walking this journey by your side–all you need do is open your eyes and look for Him.
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