TLIC Family. Day 207. July 26: Yes in him.

THINK TOGETHER

What is the last thing your mom or dad said NO to? Why did they say no?

READ TOGETHER

We all like to hear “yes” instead of “no” don’t we? If we ask for something or ask to do something we want the answer to be yes.

But sometimes the best answer is not yes, it is no. Sometimes we ask for things that aren’t good for us. Things that might hurt us. And so mom and dad, or your teacher, might need to say no to us in order to help us.

God is the same way. God will always answer us when we talk to him. And God will always answer us when we ask for something. Sometimes he might say yes. And sometimes he might say wait. But sometimes he might say no. Why? Because he always knows what is best for us.

But God will always, always, always say yes to us when we ask him for something that he has promised to us in the Bible. God will always keep his promises. How do we know? Because he has already given us everything he has promised to us in Jesus. Listen to how the Apostle Paul explains it to the Corinthians:

2 Corinthians 1:20-22. For all the promises of God find their Yes in him [Jesus]. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

Jesus is God’s great big YES! Every promise God has ever made has been answered in and through what Jesus has done for us on the cross.

God promises to love us. Will he keep that promise? YES!

How do we know? Because of Jesus.

God promises to always be with us. Will he keep that promise? YES!

How do we know? Because of Jesus.

God promises to take us to heaven one day. Will he keep that promise? YES!

How do we know? Because of Jesus.

And because of the Holy Spirit. Here’s what Paul says next – listen for what he says about the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 1:21-22.  21 And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, 22 and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.

Not only is Jesus God’s great big YES, but so is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is in us as the “guarantee” that God will always love, always be with us, and one day take us to be with him forever.

And now, because God has said yes to us in Jesus, we can say yes to him too. Yes to loving others. Yes to sharing. Yes to being kind. Yes to helping. Yes to obeying. And yes to trusting him more and more each day.

Because of Jesus God will always say yes to all that we needand all he has promised.

With Jesus we can say yes to God, trusting him more each day.

DO SOMETHING TOGETHER

Watch the Netflix movie Yes Day together. Talk about how God wants our lives to be full of yeses too. But most importantly God says Yes to us through Jesus.

PRAY TOGETHER

Jesus,

You and the Holy Spirit are the proof that God will always keep all his promises to us. Thank you for being God’s great big YES.

Amen.

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