Your Word for This Day: “A Conscious Response”

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

“Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant.  May everything you have said about me come true.””                                                                                 Luke 1:38 NLT

“Flowers. Check. Nice restaurant. Check. Romantic speech. Check. Diamond ring. Check.” The nervous man collects his thoughts and prepares for one of the most important moments of his life: asking his girlfriend to marry him. The preparation is one thing, getting the courage to ask is another, but the “yes” at the end of the proposal is worth it all. He can’t let the fear of a rejection stop him from pursuing what he knows is right.

For this man, the next chapters of his life (marriage, children, etc.) are unlocked by her “yes”. The same applies to us. The next chapters of our lives (fulfilling destiny, accomplishing  purpose, being a blessing  to others, impacting our communities, building our families, enjoying the abundant life, etc.)  are unlocked with our “yes” to God!

“Everything begins with our yes to God.  Saying “yes” is a conscious decision that we must all make before God can do what He wants to do with us.” – The Shift

Mary, the mother of Jesus, made a conscious decision to say “yes” to all that the angel Gabriel told her. She agreed with the plans of God for her life,  and she was never the same again!

Will you agree with the plans of God for your life today? This is the perfect opportunity to say “yes” to what God has asked you to do. The best place to be is in the will of God!

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