Greetings everyone! Over the weekend I finised reading The Gospel Of Yes by Mike Glenn. I thought the book was excellent!
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells His followers they were to let their “yes be yes and their no be no”. We typically say this doesn’t allow cursing. But Glenn attests this has a much deeper meaning. He says God has a plan for us and when we pursue God’s plan, we’ll turn away from whatever else would seek to deter us from God’s will, God’s plan for our lives.
Each of the chapters addresses God’s “yes” for us from a different aspect. Even when God says no, He’s trying to direct us in the right way we should go that will help us serve Him more, that will bring us the most joy in serving Him.
Then Glenn talks about “yes” from different aspects. For example, the creation account shows God made man to have dominion over the earth. Man was abled to name every animal and cared for the earth. When Adam and Eve sinned and messed everything up, God still found a way to say “yes” again.
In the cross, God was setting everything right between mankind and Himself. Even when man hears “no”from the world, God finds a way to say “yes”.
The resurrection shows death doesn’t have the last word. Even with this “no” God finds a way to say “yes”.
Even when we mess our lives up, God’s plan for us can still be achieved in Him.
No doubt we’ll need to learn to forgive others (and ourselves) at times. As Jesus said if we forgive, God will forgive us. But if we don’t, He won’t.
God has wired all of us certain ways. He has a plan for each of us. Things we each can do that is unique to us individually.
At times He’ll give us the courage to rise up to meet certain challenges in our lives and work. This will set us to meet our destiny.
We need to have the right relationships in our lives to help us achieve what God wants us to do in our lives. Relationships that will help us, encourage us, but not hurt us, or dissuade us.
God has specific works for each of us that only we can do. My work is not the same as yours. And yours isn’t the same as mine. We each need to find what it is God wants for us.
And finallly when bad things happen, death takes those closest to us, discouragment comes, etc we can trust God’s “yes” to us. We can trust some how, some way this is going to get done.
As I said earlier, this is an excellent book. Very well written and articulated. I recieved this book from blogging for books and Waterbrook Press.
To purchase this book go to waterbrookmultnomah.com to get yours.
Comments, thoughts, and questions are always welcomed and encouraged.
God bless you all. Grace and Peace.
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