My Word for 2023 is YES.
2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in Him are YES and in Him Amen to the glory of God through us.
You’d think my word for 2023 was NO – because that is what came out frequently to my precious husband, suffering from advanced lung disease.
- No, you can’t drive.
- No, you can’t go without your walker.
- No, you can’t go without your oxygen.
- No, we can’t have company – I’m too tired.
After a Bible study lesson on “grace” my goal was to be a grace giver to my husband vs a care giver. I read the verse below every morning –
These beautiful words were indeed my covering each morning, but my actions sometimes soiled the wardrobe God picked out for me. After several difficult days when John was very weak and required constant care, I muttered as I walked to the kitchen, “I can’t do this!” In my spirit I heard, “YES, you can with my help! Dress in the wardrobe I picked out for you. And give me the glory.”
Just two months later, as John breathed his last, I said, “No, Lord,” but God said.
“YES, it’s his time to be free from pain, free from his walker, free from his oxygen and to experience my glory forever!”
Thank you, Lord, for your promise of a better YES – to you be the glory. I choose to wear love!
YES, and amen.