Friday, June 8, 2012

Saying Yes

(This is an updated repost for a guest post, but it shares the beginnings of Soli Deo Gloira, if you didn't catch it the first time around.  And really, you should just follow me over there because Brooke is really cool.)
I wish I could remember the exact words.

I was sitting downstairs on my couch.  It was getting late and I think I had my Bible next to me, my computer on my lap.  I had been blogging.  Or reading.  Whatever I was doing, at the same time, I was wrestling with God about one of my part-time jobs.

You see, in the few days leading up to this, I had drawn this tree.  On each branch, I had labeled something that I was actively involved in doing.  I had been feeling overwhelmed and needed to heed God’s call to prune.  But what to give up?  As my eyes had passed over each branch, I knew that there were some branches that no longer had life in them.  They were simply dead weight for me.  Burdensome.  I knew that if I continued to keep them, I would remain in this drowning, gasping-for-air state of life, but I also knew I would be cutting myself off from income as well. 

There is a reason why Jesus says this:

“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”  Matthew 6: 24

Could I surrender the security of having extra cash to the One who is called Provider?...

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  1. I'm there with you. Feeling like when the third baby comes I should drop my job to one class, which will also cut my income by half so I'm praying, praying for the courage to do it. So silly. God gave me the job, why do I hold on so tightly?

  2. Jennifer, I so well remember this when you first published it and was blessed rereading it again. Surrendering to God, not always easy, but ALWAYS worth it in the end. Blessings my friend, good to stop by for a minute. Happy weekend!

  3. I am so very glad for your obedient heart. I have been so blessed by your words and the community here :)

    To God's Glory, Alone! Amen!

  4. Wow a life a faith - this is full of thought provoking challenges for me.
    I dont know if I should say thank you! or Gee thanks!
    and oh, I just need prayer.

    Thanks for sharing what is on your heart. This was great.

    Patty from


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