Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Saying Yes

There is just something about the New Year.  Despite the cold weather the New Year brings with it a fresh start or a blank slate.  I had the day off yesterday but my husband had to work so, I spent the majority of the day reading, "Kisses from Katie".  
Katie's story is one to inspire you to follow God with all your heart and to say YES to whatever He is asking you to do.  If you don't know who Katie Davis is let me share a very summed up version of her story with you.  When Katie graduated High School in 2007 she decided that before she went to college she wanted to spend a year in Uganda...which quickly turned into her life.  Since that time she has adopted 14 abandoned Ugandan girls, started a sponsorship ministry, and now she is starting another ministry in a slum area in desperate need of aid called Masese, which is near Jinga, Uganda.  She is now about 22 or 23 years old and has done all this.  Anyone would hear her story and think, WOW she is something special!  In her book she repeatedly says that she is not anything special she just made a choice to say yes to God's call on her life and that without His strength, love, grace, and mercy pouring into and then out of her she could not do it.  Meaning, as Christians we all have the strength of God do to what He asks of us...despite how crazy it may sound.  I remember someone saying that they want to follow God's will because they don't want to miss out on the blessings that it brings.  Just think if Katie would have come back from Uganda and gone to college like she had planned...she would be the first to tell you she would have GREATLY missed out on the countless blessings of her live serving the poor in Uganda.

My prayer is that God would show me what He wants me to say Yes to.  What is God asking you to say yes to?