Wednesday, November 1, 2017

#WednesdayWisdom: The Y.E.S. Exchange

Hey everyone, hope you're having a blessed week and making it over the hump. Today's nugget of #WednesdayWisdom explains how God will give you His "yes" when you give Him yours.

"Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground." - Psalms 143:10 (NIV)

This is the Y.E.S. exchange:


God gave me that acronym back in 2014, but I've been led back to it several times in the past three years. Looking back, I realize that God typically brings me back to it whenever I'm in a season of transition, so maybe this post is just for me. Anyway, most recently, it's been echoing in my spirit for the past two weeks, so I thought I'd share it here. I pray that it reaches whoever else needs to hear it. Yielding ensures success. It's proven every time.

The word yield has two definitions: 1) to surrender, submit, or give in, and 2) to produce or provide. By the first definition, when we do what we're told to do, what we're called to do, it always pays off. It might not pay off exactly when you think it should, but that's part of the surrender. You're not the one controlling it. God is. When He tells you to do something, to go somewhere, to follow what looks like an unmarked trail, you do it. You go, no questions asked, even when you don't know where or how or why, even when nobody else is going there or doing that, even when they say it doesn't make makes sense to God. Go.

That's what I got out of the acronym the first time it came to me, but it's even more profound now that I've realized it's double-sided. (Y)ielding (E)nsures (S)uccess because God answers your YES with His. Yielding also means providing, so when you yield to His will, when you submit to His vision for your life, He will give you His YES in exchange for yours, and yield provisions for your journey. Look at it this way: In life, we sign contracts for a lot of things--cars, houses, etc. When we sign, we have to remember to read the fine print to make sure we know what we're getting ourselves into. The good news is, there's no fine print with God. We don't have to know what we're getting ourselves into because He ALWAYS causes us to triumph! He'll never call us to something He won't bring us through, so we can move when He says move without worry of where the resources are coming from or where the road leads. Our paths have already been set. God's promises are yes and amen. That means, YES, He has it covered, and AMEN, it's already done! Give Him your yes and He'll do the rest. Trust Him.

When Your Spirit speaks to me,
With my whole heart I'll agree,
And my answer will be yes, Lord, yes!


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