Psalm One Ministries
The most important words in our walk with God are Yes and No.
I need to say a discerning no, not just to bad things, but also to many, many good things. I often have to say no to the good in order to embrace the best. There are so many wonderful opportunities, ministries, causes, and gatherings I could choose. I know a lot of great people doing a lot of really tremendous things, and I would love to be a part of it all. But my mantra lately has been “I can’t do it all.”
No is not a fun word. People do not appreciate hearing no. No is a bummer word. But “no” frees me to say yes to some really, really wonderful things.
I want to say a wise, discerning no so I can say an enthusiastic yes without hesitation or regret. 2016 was a rough year on many levels. 2017 holds a deep abiding sense of joy, anticipation, and rebuilding (literally and figuratively). It’s certainly not all rainbows and unicorns: My friends, family, and I are all struggling with a lot of different challenges and tough heartaches. But there is a joyous undercurrent right now. It’s hard to describe, but there is a peaceful excitement in me.
Peaceful excitement. Sounds like a contradiction in terms, but I don’t know how else to describe it.
"Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days--You would not believe if you were told.”(Habakkuk 1:5)
This is a good season. A season ripe with promise, life-giving connections, and a sense of some very fun and meaningful adventures ahead.
In the meantime…
Choose wisely, young grasshopper.
Grace and peace,