Recently I have heard a few songs that have lyrics inspired by 2 Corinthians 1:20 which says:-
I don’t like to sing words that I don’t understand and just singing “yeah, yeah yeah and amen” or “yes and amen” without any background as to what the yes or amen is for, is barmy in my humble opinion!
The idea behind that verse isn’t some feelgood throwaway idea, but that if God has promised it, then YES it will happen! Through Jesus death we have the confirmation or “Amen” which is translated as “I agree“. (so you should only say “amen” if you agree to the wording of a prayer! Someone did once refuse to say it after i prayed for them because he did not agree with all of that i said!)
If God says “Yes“, Jesus has made it possible through his death and resurrection, giving him authority over everything and we should live ready to receive that promise!
It has been said that there are three answers to prayer:-
A good few years ago, I watched a movie called “Yes Man”, I can recall that at the time of watching it, I had a very hesitant nature, I still am quite cautious and self-confidence is still something I am working on. But as often occurs when I watch a movie, the character and feelings really resonated within me.
In the movie the character lives alone, doesn’t do much outside his own home and has no one to spend time with, avoiding his best friend and not being active in life enough to meet someone to love.
If it wasn’t for God’s great plan and me saying “yes” to who became my wife, i would have been that guy, stuck at home watching DVDs with no friends.
When i have said yes and tried new things, i have a confirmation of God saying “you can do a lot more than you think you can!” I have realised that I am a very capable person. I should say yes more to things, I need to not overthink, procrastinate and listen to the doubts or doubters.
What has God promised you?
You may be waiting for a “word from God” to tell you what to do with your life but he may already have said it and you have not listened or followed!