“Say Yes!”

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” Revelation 3:20

The day was December 28, 1998. Jose and I were on the Kookaburra River Queens authentic paddle wheeler. He had come for a few weeks from Maryland, USA to come visit me and my family in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. I wanted him to enjoy the Brisbane river and have a nice view of the city by night and what better way than on this famous River Cruise. It was a beautiful night, the food and music was great. Before the dessert came, we went outside to walk around the boat and view the city. I remember Jose began telling me how wonderful it was to be together. When he was in the middle of asking me to marry him, I said “Yes!” He didn’t get a chance to get on one knee, be all poetic, or even open the box with the ring inside. I was so sure God had blessed my life with Jose that I knew he was the one for me. I did not need to see the ring in the box to know that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him.

Is there something that you are so sure of, that you don’t have to wait, you can just say “yes!”? Are you willing to give up everything to live a fulfilled life?

When Moses said ‘Yes’ to help lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, he had no idea he would help part the red sea, see manna fall from the sky, see water flow from a rock, see the finger of God write the ten commandments, and see so many wonders God had in store for him.

When Ruth said ‘Yes’, she never imagined being blessed and remarried after the loss of her husband, be the great-grandmother of David, and be part of the lineage of Jesus.

When Elijah said ‘Yes’, he did not think that he would do miracles, see fire fall from the sky and ride a horse and chariot of fire.

When Mary, the mother of Jesus said ‘Yes’, she had no idea what it would be like to be the mother of the Messiah, see Him perform miracles, see Him crucified and resurrect. Be a lady so many have admired.

When Peter said ‘Yes’ to follow Jesus, he never imagined he would be following the Messiah, see amazing miracles, heal the sick, walk on water, see Jesus ascend to heaven, walk out of a prison and bring many to the feet of Jesus.

When Paul said ‘Yes’ to Jesus, he never thought his life would impact so many with the teaching of the grace of God, be blind and receive his sight, survive a shipwreck and the bite of a poisonous snake.

When I said ‘Yes’ to Jose, I never imagined a life full of blessings . Two beautiful kids, a life in ministry where I have been blessed to meet so many wonderful people, travel and see new places, be able to share God’s love with those around me, and be used and led by God. It is not always perfect, but I know God is there to help me through any situation that comes my way because I know I have a powerful, awesome God that loves me.

Jesus is asking you today to follow Him. You may not know what to expect, but you can be sure it will be a life full of surprises, miracles and blessings. You do not need to be perfect. You do not need to have a degree, speak with eloquence, play an instrument, or wear an expensive suit. All you need to do is say “Yes!” Be willing, no matter what may come your way, to follow Jesus with all your heart. When you say “Yes” it will change your life forever! Are you ready for a life full of excitement, blessings, miracles, hope & love? Say Yes!

Prayer: Yes Lord! I want to follow you the rest of my life! I know it won’t always be easy but I have You by my side to give me courage and strength. Help to always be willing to say ‘YES’ to anything You ask of me! I Love You! Amen.

Joanne