The Answer is Yes!Posted: December 14, 2010
I’m clothed in drab, human skin and feel every inch of humanity as I get on my knees before Him.
“Lord. You have laid hold of me…let me now lay hold of You. Both hands, Lord, both hands.”
“Jesus, show me how to do this!”
“As the Father loved You, so You have loved me, Jesus. Help me abide in Your love.”
“Jesus, I call on You! Imperfectly and in only partial belief, but it is all I know to do. Save me from this pride and control and self reliance. I am a woman of unclean hands, lips, and heart, and I need Your fire of cleansing to purify me. Will You do this?”
“Will You let me know You? Really GET You, God? Oh, how I want to understand You, know Your ways!”
Throughout the days I keep finding my knees, keep asking, keep seeking, keep knocking. Until I realize…it is becoming a way of life for me.
Then. Today. Little one tells me her cup is out of water. “Okay, what do you do?” I prompt her.
“May I have some more water please?”
“The answer is YES!” I tell her.
We have done this particular little exercise hundreds of times, me trying to teach her to ask and she will receive… Her asking time and time again, and me saying “YES!” And I wonder, when will she really get it? When will her relationship with me reflect a deep, abiding trust? When will she KNOW that she is part of me, of us, and when will she not hesitate to put me out for her sake?
But this time the words come back at me, a response from Him spoken from my own lips: “The answer is YES!”
“All those requests you are making…all those desires for righteousness and truth and love and grace you are pouring out before Me…all those tears that have no words… the answer is YES!”
“And when will you finally get it, that you are part of Me, of US, and when will you not hesitate to put Us out on your behalf? You know you have the entire throne room of Grace at your disposal… you know I say ask and you will receive…”
Right there at the lunch table I jump up and leap for joy! “The answer is YES!” I say again and again and they laugh at their crazy momma.
And I know something new today: Some prayers are best made on bended knees. Others, on leaping legs.
“For no matter how many promises God has made, they
are YES in Christ.” II Corinthians 1:20