Faithfully Saying Yes to God & Life’s Seasons – 7 Posts
Faithfully saying yes to God means a lot of things. Because of that, in the posts that are shared below, we can see that it means taking risks, and questioning what we thought we knew. It also means knowing how to respond when presented with decisions that must be made. We must have the wisdom to cherish the seasons of life, but also know when we have journeyed out of season so we can enter into the next.
Faithfully serving, then, is a lot of things. And it all starts with a question:
What if You Faithfully Said Yes to God?
How to Say Yes to God When Safe Faith Is No Longer Enough by Kristen Welch at AnnVoskamp.com
Kristen Welch spent her whole life in church. She thought her faith was solid until she came face to face with a life changing question. Welch realized her pew sitting years, were spent ignoring the important reality that she was full of faith, but was not being obedient. She could quote scripture and talk about blessings, but she wasn’t able to show her faith in action. The journey to yes led to the founding of Mercy House.
5 Ways to Free Your Heart to Say Yes by Bonnie Gray at (in)courage
Ever been frozen from making a God prompted choice? What about when you have too many choices to make, leading to overwhelm? It’s because your heart gets tied up. Bonnie Gray offers five pieces of advice for freeing your heart to faithfully say yes to God. Personally, I’m particularly fond of number two, but I also know I gotta work on the fifth piece a lot more. I mean a LOT more.
Let Your Yes by Yes by Jerald Bridges at First Things
When discussing oaths, Jesus told his disciples, “Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” (Matthew 5:37, NIV). This is a very poignant scripture given that we now live in a society where there are no-so-hidden cameras all over the place. Nothing, it seems, is any longer “off the record” even though nothing is truly off record with God.
Did I Hear God Right? by Carmille Akande at Gifted for Leadership
In our eagerness to serve, we might miss red flags. They are flags that would have been very visible had we been looking with unclouded motives. However, it could also be that we are where God wanted us to be for a particular season, but he’s calling us to move into a next season. In this provoking pose, Carmille encourages us to look to God, not the results. Something I am sure we all could do more of.
Five Reasons You Should Start (or Continue) Blogging in 2017 by Jonathan Howe at ThomRainer.com
Blogging used to get a bad rap. You see, it was the past time of geeks and wanna be journalists. It’s evolved into businesses and more over the years. However, there are many people who wonder “why should I blog?” Maybe you shouldn’t. But Howe offers a handful of good reasons to help you figure it out. Among them, is the development of personal discipline and a pursuit of wisdom. Check out this post for the other three.
Say “Yes” Anyway by Holly Gerth
I <3 the image that starts this post. In it, which has the #GodSizedDreams – she states “Faith without risks isn’t faith. It’s just facts. As Holly Gerth shares, God sized dreams are about faithfulness. We should trust the dream to the Giver of the dream.
A New Chapter by Pete Wilson
After leading 14 years as Senior Pastor of Cross Point Church, Pete Wilson resigned. He no-doubt wrestled with the decision. As he puts it, “[f]or some time now I’ve felt this general feeling that I was out of season. That it was time for something different.” Sometimes, we can find ourselves in seasons we don’t expect. Finding the courage to leave the comfort of great seasons can be an enormous challenge. In this post, Wilson shares what he’s learned from the process and more.
About Chad Gramling
Chad Gramling makes his home in Indiana with his wife and three daughters. He's the founder and primary blogger at 1Glories, a vision cast onto his heart and detailed in Listen Up Kids: Foolish Dreams, Syncing with God & Running to Win.