What’s the best “yes” you’ve ever received?

Official approval on the house you're buying?
A job or promotion you really wanted?
That friend agreeing to go on an epic trip with you?
Acceptance into a special group or community?
An opportunity you dreamed of finally happening?

Think of your heart elation levels when something you desire is answered with a resounding, “yes!” There’s nothing quite like that thrill in the soul, is there?

Jesus is that kind of “thrill” from God to us.

Not in a trite, emotional way, but because He is the resounding “Yes!” from God to us.

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:20 NIV

God fulfilled His promise of salvation through Jesus. And any other promise God gives? The substance, the provision can be found in Christ.

For salvation, yes. And also for life today.

Your standing...
your strength...
your significance...
your security...

...all promised and settled in Christ.

Which means the best yes possible - Jesus! - makes your best life possible today.

Prayer for Today

Dear Jesus, thank You for being the fulfillment of God's promises to me and for making that possible through your death and resurrection. Help me be awake and aware. Show me more of where God's promises to me are "yes!" in You. And help my soul respond with a happy "yes!" back to You today. Amen.

Reflection

  1. Which of God's promises comes to life for me when I realize He's fulfilled it in Jesus?
  2. What might change in my life if my response back to God was "Yes!" too? 

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