Friday, October 22, 2010

Saying Yes

"Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord?  To obey is better than sacrifice." I Samuel 15:22

Over the past couple of weeks, I have felt God telling me to give something up.  Now, to some this may seem very silly but to me it was something important.  It was my cell phone Internet.  Every time I felt God telling me to turn it off I argued the reasons to keep it.  The monthly payment for the service was not hurting me.  I only use it to check the weather and keep up with friends on facebook.  Yes, I was on it often but not non-stop.  I did not see reason to cancel it.  But yesterday I felt God stir my soul so much that I was in tears a better part of the day.  I talked to my husband about it and he prayed with me and encouraged me to just listen to God.  Right after praying with him, I felt a complete sense of peace.  I knew beyond a shadow of doubt that God wanted me, for whatever reason, to cancel the cell Internet.  So with complete peace I did it. 

Now, please know that I tell you this not to brag.  I tell you to encourage you to listen to God.  What is God asking you to give up?  Maybe He is only asking you to temporarily give something up or maybe it is a permanent sacrifice.  It may not even be something bad.  There is nothing wrong with cell phone Internet, and maybe someday God will allow me to have it again.  But when God asks us to give something up we can trust He has a very good reason for it.  It could be that He wants more of my focus, wants me to save that few dollars a month, or maybe just wants to see if I am willing to obey Him.  The Bible tells us that it is better to obey than to sacrifice.  I want to obey God.  I want to obey Him in the little things and in the big things.  If I am not willing to obey Him in something small like this, how can I obey Him in the big things.  

This weekend listen to God.  If He is asking you to sacrifice something don't ask questions.  Don't argue.  Just obey.  Say yes to God.  There is such a beautiful peace in saying yes to God! 


  1. I want to obey God completely. Lord, give me ears to hear your voice and strength to obey. Amen!

  2. Amen sister I want to be completley obedient


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