The Yes I Can Spirit
The most significant changes happen when we say, ‘yes I can’ - saying ‘I can't’, changes nothing. Now, ‘yes I can’, may not be uttered word for word, but it’s obvious by what is done. Noah was told to build an Ark - his ‘I can’ was, he nailed it; Abraham was told to leave his family and follow God - his ‘I can’ was, he went for it; and when Goliath was cursing David’s God and his people - his ‘I can’ was, he rocked it. Each man’s world was changed when they believed God spoke to them, and then purely out of faith in His word, did what He said. And like them, in order for us to do what God says, we must believe that He…
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities - His eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” Romans 1:20
If God truly is real, then wouldn’t we be beholding to Him in some way or another? Now certainly, those who do not believe in God could pay Him no mind. But once we know He is out / up there, then we must be accountable to Him.
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6
…Knows Best, and…
“The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.” Psalm 19:7
If God exists, then as God, He should know more than we do. Otherwise, what’s the point of calling Him God? God’s word is perfect, reviving (to change/convert) our soul. As Creator, God knows how we should live - what is best.
“He is the Rock, His works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong…” Deuteronomy 32:4
...Has something to say.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1
Of all the names God could have given Jesus in John 1:1, “the Word” sends a direct message - that God wants to communicate with us. So, if we believe God is, and has a word for us, then we take the time to listen to Him.
To do what God says, we have to know what He said. To know what God said, we have to read what He said. For us to read what God said, we have to want to know Him.
“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103