Thursday, February 19, 2015

This learning to live my Best Yes is so powerful.

This week we have been digging into Chapters 4-6 for the week. (I know some of you have because of the awesome comments on the Facebook post. But if you haven't, dig in, girls! You do NOT want to miss this. The words in these chapters have marched right up next to me and parked in my personal space. Anybody know what I mean?

Chapter 4, Lysa says, "Life has such a habit of stripping the feelings of power and significance right out of our scope with its constant daily demands."
And that is so true, isn't it?

But then she says something so powerful, life-changing, really. Did you catch it?

"That daily stuff – those responsibilities that seem more like distractions – those things we want to rush and just get through to get on with the better and bigger assignments of life – those things that are unnoticed places of service? They are the very experiences from which we unlock the riches of wisdom."

In Chapter 5, we continue reading about the importance of our decisions and those sneaky little obstacles and distractions that keep us from our Best Yes. Stress, busyness, misguided opinions, unrealistic expectations and weariness are just a few of the things that can rob us, limiting our ability and capacity to find wisdom. If we are emotionally, physically and spiritually spent, our life will reflect it.
Lysa talks about how too many activities and commitments can leave us bankrupt and overdrawn. Especially those that have not been specifically assigned to us. And when we feel depleted, empty, with nothing left to give? Our attitude often stinks. Our approach to life in general can be a little less than lovely (ahem).
This week, we meet a woman in 2 Samuel. We do not know her name. We do not know her position. We do not know if she is wealthy. We do not know who her family is. We do not know her education. (I'm guessing none of that stuff really mattered). What we ARE told is that she is a wise woman.

"A wise woman called from the city, 'Listen! Listen!'" 2 Samuel 20:16a (NIV)

We'll be discussing her tonight. Here's your assignment for extra credit! Read 2 Samuel 20.

As we move on to Chapter 6, we continue building on what we've learned in previous chapters. Lysa reiterates the importance of every single decision we make.

"Today's choices become tomorrow's circumstances."

"Your decisions will determine direction. Your direction will determine destination."

Our Best Yes always makes room for time with God. No appointment can replace an appointment with the King. No time spent adds value to our lives like time spent with Jesus. We gain wisdom here. Our souls find rest here. Our hearts are renewed here. We are made whole here.

Ok ladies – no matter where you are in your reading, I want to see all of you on Facebook tonight. There's a lot of truths that Lysa shares in these chapters. Even if you haven't picked up the book at all – join us. It's going to be FUN!

See you tonight Live at 8 on Facebook!

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