How do you respond to this statement? Is it yes, in theory that is great but … Or, … I will when such and such has happened … We want to say yes, but we often put all sorts of things in the way of this first.
It is the same with the perfect activity of God working in, through and as us. We may say yes to the idea of it, but find it hard actually to do it: To say ‘Yes’ to God.
As I reflect on this, I believe it is because we find it hard to trust that God is here for our good. At some point, the idea was put into our minds that yes, God will love us ... when we are perfect. If I am a good girl, or good boy, or good person, you will love me. It is a thought that always keeps us striving for something that feels out of reach.
Yet Scripture tells us repeatedly, that even though we make mistakes, God is always here for us as our good. (Genesis 50:20, Deuteronomy 1:25, 2 Samuel 7:28, 2 Corinthians 9:8, Philippians 2:13, 1 Timothy 4:4 and more.)
So, let us make the experience of ‘God as good’ real in our lives. Let us say ‘Yes!’ to God as our good. For this is saying yes to life and everything that is here for us abundantly, when we seek to experience the kingdom of God. (Mt. 6:33)
This is the invitation this week. Decide to say yes to God as good, letting go of what you think the solution or action needs to be, and witnessing how God as good guides you, opens doors for you that you did not even know where there. Especially when seeking to know and experience good here for everyone, not just the select few.
For me, this is being born again. This is realising true joy, peace, love, abundance. The invitation, in every moment, is to say yes to God, yes to life. So let’s do it, together.
I would love to hear how saying yes to God, yes to life, brings forth new good for you. Comment below with your experiences and let me know if you would like them shared for others to be inspired as well.
Rev Kimerie Mapletoft
Director of Silent Unity and Daily Word UK
Unity in the UK