YES I WILL!
12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal,but I press on to take holdof that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behindand straining toward what is ahead,14 I press ontoward the goal to win the prizefor which God has calledme heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Today is another opportunity to change the world. I don't know about you but I am almost tired of watching the news each day. But this morning I continued to pray that people would take the chance to change the world. I prayed that even as we are apart in so many ways, that we could continue to hear stories of people pulling together to connect and make a difference in the world. I know that it may seem crazy, but some times we do literally have to pick ourselves up and decide to move forward. We as a family, we as a youth group, we as a Church, we as a community, city, state, country and world have to realize the power that God has bestowed upon us to be able to change the world with 3 simple words. YES I WILL. Yes I will take the challenge today to stop thinking just about me and follow the example of Christ and Love God and Love People. Yes I will step out of my comfort zone and lead a Bible study for MY family or get online and share a message to the world. God has never called us to be TIMID but to be LIONS as we profess the power and mercy of the Gospel.
But here is where we all struggle. I know that it may not be completely in your skill set to be able to reach the world like others are doing. I am not asking you to be like the others. God has uniquely gifted each and every one of us with different talents to express the Gospel in our own way. For some of us it may be through art. I have seen so many that have taken the opportunity to truly use this time to show the world the beauty of God's creation through decorating their driveways. I know that may seem small, but really it speaks volumes to people who are willing to say, YES WE WILL continue to be inspired by God and to show others that we are going to continue to fight for LIFE.
Three simple words... YES I WILL be obedient to God and follow in the footsteps of Jesus. As we continue to march closer and closer to Easter, may we continue to show the vivid beauty of the EASTER story in our lives and in our testimonies. Simply put, we are following the example of Christ in the garden when He said to God, Not MY will but YOUR will be done. Yes I will continue to live my life each and every day to glorify the Name that is above every name and the King that is above every king. YES I WILL..... Will You? Only you can answer that questions. May God continue to bless you and keep you. Hopefully this song will inspire you today on your journey.