For the past weeks we have been teaching the kids Galatians 2:20 during family worship. It has been a fun time learning through song. I can hear all three of them saying it periodically throughout the day.

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

My question is one of application. What is one area that I know I could sacrifice and put my selfish desires aside? It would be to say YES! To tell my kids yes when they ask to do something that will inconvenience me at the moment. To tell them yes, even though i KNOW they are going to make a BIG mess and I will be the one cleaning it up later.

Many times, for me at least, saying YES is a big lesson in dying to self. Putting aside my own plans for the moment, morning or afternoon and getting up to answer with a YES. That dying to self doesn’t come easily or naturally for me. I am trying to be more intentional about saying YES to the simple joys of life. I know that this intentionality will bring me many opportunities to die to self, my hope is that the kids and I will experience much joy through using the word YES more often.

Take time this week to say YES! Share in the comments some of the ways you said YES!

2 thoughts on “Y.E.S

  1. I said “YES” and rode on the golf cart in the yard this evening with my husband, when I really wanted to say “no” because it was hot and I don’t even like to glisten!

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