“Anything. A prayer of surrender that will spark something.” – Jennie Allen
Anything is a book that has been sitting on my desk for way too long that was loaned to me by a friend who has faith that inspires and challenges me to my core. To be honest, I’ve been afraid to read it. There’s a huge part of me that wants to run wildly into the unknown with God. I’ve done it more than once in my life and quite frankly, I’m feeling old and tired and I kinda sorta really feel like I don’t want to right now…
But yet, I do.
There’s this unrest in me that I can’t explain. I’ve gone through some tough seasons in recent years that have caused me to really consider what is important to me and in life. And I have a hunger growing inside of me to see God’s power moving through and around me that I cannot quiet. There is no silencing it and I cannot escape it.
I’ve been reading Anything in small excerpts. Sometimes a chapter, sometimes only a few pages and I try to digest what it’s saying to me. What is God asking me to do?
Say yes. That’s what. He wants me to seek Him, listen, and say yes.
Even if it doesn’t make sense. Even if I don’t feel ready. Even if it sounds crazy – say yes.
So, what if we just said yes? What if we took the crazy idea that we’ve been praying about whether we should or shouldn’t do, and if we see that it doesn’t conflict with scripture or God’s character – what if we just said yes?
What if we said yes? What if we trusted that the promises in His Word are true?
What if we were willing to jump into His unknown, fully trusting that He’s big enough to catch us, and caring enough to be with us the whole way?
What is your yes? What’s holding you back? What will it take for you to say yes and trust that He’s good?
Plant these promises deep into your heart:
- Jeremiah 29:11
- Joshua 1:9
- Exodus 14:14
- Proverbs 3:5-6
Let’s pray crazy prayers, and believe crazy things, and say yes. This life is too short to hold back – and if our hearts are in line with His, there are literally souls at risk. YOU MATTER. You make a difference, and you may just be the person to plant the seed that leads a weary person back to their Savior.
Pull up a chair to the table.
Just say yes.
(Go buy Jennie Allen’s book on Amazon or whatever platform you choose. It’s incredible. And if you’re on Instagram, go follow GivingSquared for daily inspiration, while you’re at it go follow Jennie, too!)
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