“Lord, my awe increases when I see the wisdom Of your divine no.” – Ruth Halms Calkin
“NO” is something that I am starting to listen for. We generally listen for yes. We look forward to yes. But I don’t want to live in that mindset any longer. I want to listen for the “NO” from God. I believe there is a divine no, just as there is a divine yes. Accepting the no just opens the window for the yes.
It’s easy to accept God giving to us, but can you accept God taking away? It’s easy to accept God opening doors, but can you accept God closing doors? It’s easy to accept God giving life, but can you accept God allowing death to happen? It’s easy to hear yes… but can you take hearing no?
God said no to EPIC Church for me, but He has a greater yes for me ahead. God said no to Jesus on Calvary, but He said a greater yes to us! God may be saying no to you now, but hold on! There is a greater yes coming.
Appreciate the no in your life. Thank God for the no. You may not see the wisdom of it right now, but trust me, you will. And eventually, God will say “YES.”