It all started the day God told me to give away my Bible.
The first sentence excites my heart. Like the first scene of a grand adventure. But for me, this is a familiar tale.
I spent last summer with some of the young women from our church reading through “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa TerKeurst. I was challenged at that time by her stories and wisdom shared.
But now, as I begin this book yet again (with, might I add, over 22,000 women on the Online Bible Studies, praise the Lord!) I find myself excited by the first line–remembering the lessons learned last summer and anticipating the lessons anew and life changing challenges that will come when I surrender to the Lord and with #palmsup say yes to God.
On this next step in my spiritual journey, I want to learn and re-learn what it means to simply whisper yes to God regardless of what the Lord is calling me to do. I am challenged by a new prayer for each morning…
God, I want to see you. God, I want to hear you. God, I want to know you. God, I want to follow hard after you. And before I know what I will face today, I say yes to you.
Trust. Faith. Obedience. These are the lessons that are to be learned as I surrender to the Lord. In just a few pages into the book I feel my heart being broken, refined in the fire. It is painful and exciting at the same time, and I am ready for this journey.