Is your yes to God little and quiet, or big and resounding? Last night, Connie Byler came to our youth group and shared her story of saying yes to God. Her and her husband Dennis have been missionaries in Spain for 33 years and have seen the incredible ways God breaks through in the midst of painful challenges.
There are many ways I have said yes to God over the years, but also many ways I have held back. My recurring dream as a child was that I would somehow end up in downtown Goshen in only my underwear. I remember waking up to the horror and shame of having been exposed and having no place to find shelter. Another shame-producing event was when I would turn red about something in school and the entire class would turn and start comment and laugh.
And that is where I often hold back my yes. I don't want to be left exposed or embarrassed. I don't want to be left standing