1. Wow…you have so eloquently put into words what has running through my mind for weeks. Saying yes, with no reserves, and stepping out by faith has sometimes been hard for me. I would hesitate too and go through the “pro” and “con” deal. But God really got my attention during the last few months and after taking a HUGE step of faith with a situation in my life, I have experienced the greatest peace and assurance I have ever known! Thank the Lord for His patience and everlasting mercy! And thank you for a wonderful post!

  2. How funny, you were reading my mind! I logged in to post my latest and saw yours and started laughing.

    Weren’t we just talking about affirmation??!!??

    I love your insight and your humor and that picture of you!

  3. Oh my goodness. I’ve been sitting here, mentally making my to-do list (my blog doesn’t even go on a list, it just happens) and I read your post. Why does quiet time with God need put on my list? I think my priorities are messed up here. Thanks for your obedience. It really does help others be obedient too! God bless!

  4. I can TOTALLY relate, sista! It was so scary at first to say yes to God. Especially when He called me to leave all I know and love (including a mom battling breast cancer for the 4th time)to plant a church in a place I’ve never lived.

    The unknown was my biggest hurdle. But let me just say, I want Him to say to me, “Well done”. The mere thought of hearing those words one day, is what gave me the extra kick in the pants to get me heading in the right direction. If I don’t do it, He will ask someone else. He equips the called and I can do nothing without Him.

    I think it was Andy Stanley who said, “do it afraid”.

    So, I am so excited that I said YES to Him and I’m looking forward to what He is going to do in and through me in 2009!

    Thanks for the great post. It gets me more pumped up, you little cheerleader, you!

    Love you!

  5. “I can only imagine how many God-adventures I’ve missed out on, while I was thinking things through and weighing my options.”

    I am right there with you on that one, Sandy! I want to be a “yes girl”, too.

    Have a lovely week!

    Kate 🙂

  6. Sandy,
    As I read this post I thought of Mother Teresa’s life and ministry and how deep her internal suffering was during her life…yet how unwavering her obedience to Christ! When she was asked to describe the origin of her call to begin the Missionaries of Charity, she said, “It was very simple — the good God called and I said ‘Yes’.”
    I, too, want to obey that quickly and completely!
    Thanks for another excellent post!

  7. This is great! You will be God’s YES girl. As you spend more time in His Word and prayer and grow in intimacy with Him, I know He will use you mightily. Just having an obedient heart is the start. I’m so proud of you, even though I’ve not met you yet face to face. But I love reading about how you desire to grow. May the Lord bless you Sandy!

  8. Sandy, I am glad you said YES to the cat ! I loved this post. One of my favorites. I really needed this one.

    Thanks so much.
    I miss you,


  9. Thank you for being so positive and challenging us to say “yes” by putting Heavenly Father first. If we do, we will have peace and understanding.Thanks again for this well written segment.
    Rhonda (Dr. Finez’s Friend) 🙂
    Cute photo by the way, Jim Carey has nottin’ on you!

  10. Hi Sandy..thanks for stopping by my blog. I think I’m gonna really enjoy yours! I am looking forward to fridays too..I gotta get those last few pounds off..haha..I walked on the treadmill for 8 minutes this morning..not really what I wanted..i mean, 9 minutes would have shown lots more results..hahah! I left it out so I can be more apt to get back on later. I’ll be back to your blog..and I hope to have mine updated soon!

  11. Did I write this??? No, but I did and didn’t publish it yet because well, it’s February and news of the new year is old. But, I’ve totally been telling everyone that this is the year of yes for me!!!

    I wrote a post kind of about it a couple of weeks ago called The Night You Spoke.

    Again, that separated at birth thing. weird.

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