Just Say Yes

“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”

2 Corinthians 1:20

From reading the Bible regularly I find that God loves to say yes to His children, especially when it comes to spending time with us. God’s always ready to listen, eager to help each and every time we cry out to Him. Reading a post from one of my favorite pastors yesterday he was sharing about how quickly our children grow up and that is hard to imagine how fast the time actually flies. He was sharing how he made an internal promise to himself that he tries to live by that when his kids asked him to do something that might be inconvenient or silly he tries to say YES because he knows years from now he will never regret having said yes to doing something fun, creating a memory or just having a silly moment with his kids.

My friend realized like most dads our first reaction when we are busy or tired is to say, “no” or “maybe later” when our kids ask us to do something believing the lie that we will have more time later on. That    usually isn’t the case and what we come to discover is that time with our children is one of life’s most precious gifts because no sooner do you blink, they are grown and on their own.

Dad’s, Mom’s, grandparents too, let me encourage you today to say “yes” before you say “no” when your kids or grand kids ask you to do something with them, even if you are tired or busy. Stop what you are doing, and make spending time with them your priority. Not only will you make a lasting memory, you will be modeling the kind of relationship that God desires all His children would come know. After all, knowing God and being with Him is His ultimate desire for each of our lives.

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”

John 14:3


Michael Osthimer





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