No, no, no, I haven’t been watching a re-run of the movie, When Harry Met Sally, I’m reading The Best Yes, by Lysa TerKeurst.
On Wednesday nights, a group of 24 of my “best yes” friends are learning to make wise decisions in the midst of endless demands and having a blast while we’re doing it!
We are saying YES to truth, YES to wisdom, and YES to God. That’s the very best YES!
We are only a few weeks into the study but I’m seeing women’s lives impacted by God in immeasurable ways.
Each week we laugh at how wacky life is. We revel in the community that we’re building and the commonality we share. As women we already have such a strong relational pull to band together but learning God’s truth gives us another good reason to be “one”.
Here are just some of the nuggets we are learning from The Best Yes –
“The decisions you make determines the schedule you keep. The schedule you keep determines the life you live. And how you live your life determines how you spend your soul.”
“We have to put our hearts and minds in places where wisdom gathers and not scatters.”
“We must not confuse the command to love with the disease to please.”
“Wisdom makes decisions today that will still be good tomorrow.”
“Today’s choices become tomorrow’s circumstances.”
“Our decisions aren’t just isolated choices. Our decisions point our lives, in the direction we’re about to head. Show me a decision and I’ll show you a direction.”
“Choices and consequences come in package deals. When we make a choice, we ignite the consequences that can come along with it.”
“My imperfections will never override God’s promises. God’s promises are not dependent on my ability to always choose well, but rather on His ability to use well.”
“Together is a really good word. Together is what we need when we hit really tough patches in life. Making decisions when life is making you cry shouldn’t be done alone.”
And there’s so much more – we’re only a third of the way through the book!
Here’s what I’m seeing that’s tickled my heart to no end. God’s Spirit is moving among my “best yes” friends in some supernatural, God kind of ways.
In the process of acquiring the wisdom to make good decisions, we’ve been acquiring the wisdom to discern God’s voice.
Every week different women have come forward and shared with me how they are hearing God speak to them through a scripture or a word of encouragement spoken in class. I see the joy in their faces and hear the excitement in their voices as they recount their experience of God affirming a new truth through His Word, a message in church, friends, or circumstances.
God says if we lack wisdom we should ask Him for it. He gladly gives generously to all without finding fault. (James 1:5).
We’ve asked and He’s providing.
If you’re not already in a small group, accountability group, life group, triad, or Bible study, let me encourage you to find one or better yet, let me challenge you to start one. Ask for wisdom and watch what God will do.
And when you do, you too might be shouting, YES! YES!! YES!!