October 2, 2021

Bob Maas
"All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one."
Matthew 5:37
"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.”
James 4:7-8

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.