My sister and I took our kids to get snow-cones the other day. Our local snow-cone stand has an incredible list of flavors…there are at least 101 different options to try. (Do we want Georgia Delight, Lemon-Lime, Strawberry? Do we want to mix flavors? Half this and half that? And what IS the flavor of Twisted Thunder? There was much deliberating. Important decisions, you know. 😉 )
With choices made and spoons in hand, we sat down. Almost immediately, my sister and my daughter were comparing their choices…and this question started circling around -want a taste? Want to try it? For some it was a no and for some it was a yes.
Either way, it was an active choice.
This same sister and I have been talking a lot about faith over a long while now. We talk about how we want to see miracles. We talk about how we want to be people unafraid to follow God’s leading, even if it is out of our usual lines.
I think we are discovering that faith does start with a simple ‘yes’. Yes, I want to taste….yes, I want something different than I have always had before. Yes, I am willing to change. Yes, I want what You have for me. Yes, I am surrendering this moment to whatever it might bring.
And maybe it’s finding out that this promise is true- He IS good – that leads to the next yes, the next step, the next taste, the next moment that He has for us.
Let’s say yes. Let’s believe that His goodness is what we will find every single time.
“I sought the Lord and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.”-Psalm 34:4-5