For the past few weeks I’ve been reading this book, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God by Lysa TerKeurst, it was a book club pick from my Church’s book club. It’s a great a book and must read for women. The title is what drew me in you see when a woman says yes to the Lord she is surrendering her entire self to God. She trusts Him in her frustrations, in her pain, in her lack; she may not understand it all but she trusts Him to take care of her. “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
When a woman surrenders herself to God, she resists the urge to take matters into her own hands, she dies to the old self and embraces the new creature (Ephesians 4:22-24), not her will or way, but she surrenders completely to God’s way. She prays, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth (in my life, my family, my job, my future) as it is in Heaven (God’s realm, His will, His way).” (Matthew 6:10)
She is a woman who recognizes that God is the Great I Am and He is able to do what He promised and His word is sovereign and true; “God is not human, that He should lie, not a human being, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?” (Numbers 23:19) She is a person who recognizes that all things are accomplished not by might or power (her works and efforts) but by the Spirit of the Lord (God’s works and efforts) (Zechariah 4:6) so she says, “Yes Lord, I can stand, I can wait on You, I can hope, I can believe, I can press forward, I can because God, my Shepherd, my Help, my Lord…CAN!
I can because God, my Shepherd, my Help, my Lord…CAN!