Just saying “No” is the easiest way God has given me to fight my enemies and saying “Yes” to Him is the quickest way to surrender to His will. I get in trouble when I rationalize, argue, and try to justify my ego’s desire to come up with a better plan. All that does is create drama and robs me of God’s peace and joy. When there is an action He wants from me, I have learned that His Spirit has a calm way of guiding me. In the meantime, patience and gentleness have a tremendous effect on me and those I am with. I pray for perseverance and diligence to maintain my conscious awareness of the Lord’s presence for it is only then that I am walking in His light.
"All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one."
"Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.”