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Monday, September 10, 2012

Say yes


She asked if he would come down to help them.  I knew what his answer would be, but I told her I’d ask.

He had every reason to say no.  I could hear him now.

We don’t have the money.
Who will watch the kids?
It costs too much.
I don’t have the time.
The expenses are beyond our budget.
School is starting.
There’s this thing about money…

We sat down to dinner.  It was the first chance I had to ask him.  I was ready to sell the experience to him.  I wanted to encourage, and push and deflect all of the reasons he wouldn’t go.

Very casually, I asked.

Very casually, he answered.  “Sure.  I’ll go.”

I couldn’t believe it.  What?  How?  Really?

He’s not a very excitable person, but he seemed really…excited.  We talked about dates and flights and logistics.  Without much effort, we got it all figured out.  Dates were planned.  Tickets were purchased.  Lists were being created.

It’s funny how it works that way.  When God asks us to do something.  Sometimes it’s as simple as a question, “Will you help?”  He didn’t send a postcard, or call and ask.  It wasn’t obvious or burning.  And when we choose to say YES, He worked out all the details.

A simple question.

An easy answer.

What is God asking...of you?  Take a leap of faith and say yes.  You'll be amazed.