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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for May 25, 2021

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TUESDAY, May 25                          Ember Day

2 Corinthians 1:18 As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been “Yes and No.”

When we say yes, we are often saying yes aloud but keeping the accompanying no to ourselves. When someone asks you to a potluck, you may say, “Sure! I’ll be there,” but think to yourself, “I’ll go, but I’m not bringing any food. I wasn’t asked to bring food, and this potluck is on a Thursday. My Thursdays are so busy; I’m not staying for very long, either.” All of that no is wrapped up in the yes.

When God asks things of us, we are called to answer with a wholehearted yes—not one that is riddled with hidden no’s. When God calls me to make music, I do not think, “Yes, but I will not play on the piano. I will only use guitar.” The call comes the way it comes. When I approach the things I feel God has called me to do, I approach them with a heart entirely written over with yeses.

MOVING FORWARD: Today, give yourself fully to your yeses.

PRAY for the Diocese of Buganda (Uganda)

Ps 26, 28 * 36, 39 | Deuteronomy 4:15-24 | 2 Corinthians 1:12-22 | Luke 15:1-10

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