Yes Day

Summer evenings on holiday always seemed so magical to me as a little girl. Walking beside my grandmother I clutched the most glorious cone of ice-cream, vanilla goodness. Somehow my tongue nudged the orb of goodness to the edge of the cone, and it rolled right off and onto the sidewalk below. We stopped and stared down. Tears sprung to my eyes. I kept my head down fully expecting a harsh correction.

“Let’s nip back and get another one.”

I looked back up to find my grandmother’s smile. My Granny, Ivy Lindsey, was my yes person. When so many others in my life reinforced rules and structure, my grandmother was a free spirit who served breakfast for dinner, took me to the penny arcade for an afternoon of fun, and even allowed me to visit the tide pools at twilight on the beach near where she lived.

I probably didn’t always receive a yes to all my requests when spending time with my grandmother, but I do remember the week I spent staying at her house was always full of fun and adventure. Days spent with my grandmother, were yes days.

“Yes Day” is a fun, family-friendly movie based on the premise, what would happen if parents gave their kids one day where they get to do whatever they want.

Is an all-access pass to all the fun they could possibly have achievable? What could go wrong? What could go right?

This movie sets out to prove that we could all use a yes day … parents, kids, everyone.

However, my question is, do I say yes to God? What would a Yes Day with God look like?

20 For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. 21 And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, 22 and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. (2 Corinthian 1:20-22)

God will give me all I will ever need for anything he may call me to do. I can say yes, to God knowing that he will be the enabler based on this truth. According to these verses I am established with Christ, anointed, sealed and given the Holy Spirit as a guarantee.

John Piper explains Paul’s words,

If you belong to Christ by faith, then everything God could possibly give you for your good he has signed over to your account in Christ. You hear the same answer at every point: Is this promise in my account? Yes. Is this promise in my account? Yes. Is this blessing in my account? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. All the promises of God are YES in Christ.

Ultimately this means that I can trust God to provide for all He calls me to do. So I can with confidence say yes.

 What would a yes day look like with God?

  • Getting up early enough to really spend unhurried time in God’s word hearing his voice in the Bible verses.
  • Following the prompts of the Holy Spirit to check on that friend, even when I don’t feel I have time or energy?
  • Being brave and pushing past fear to learn something new that God has been challenging me to do.
  • Crying out to God to help me forgive some hurts I’ve been carrying around far too long.
  • Setting aside thirty minutes of silence to listen to what God would like to tell me when I finally sit down and really wait on him and be still on the outside and the inside.

How about you? What would your Yes Day look like?

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