Will You Say “Yes” To HIS Call?

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(Psalm 51:17 NIV- My sacrifice, O GOD, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart YOU, GOD, will not despise.)

As I read today’s focal verse, my heart began to beat with this sonorous and rhythmic sense of admiration, love, esteem, and gratitude for GOD. I instantly felt this deepened, euphoric, and renewed sense of affection for HIM and HIS PRESENCE in my life because resonating in my thoughts and dancing with beauty and grace in my heart and mind, were these words: “My sacrifice, O GOD, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart YOU, GOD, will not despise.”. I was filled with complete and utter joy because sometimes that’s simply all I have to offer to HIM.

By definition the word contrite means: penitent or filled with a sense of guilt and the desire for atonement. I think most of us may perceive today’s focal verse as a welcoming path that directs us to enter GOD’S PRESENCE laying our sins, flaws, and brokenness before HIM in return for HIS love, forgiveness, and grace. And I must say, I believe and utilize it in that aspect in my own life as well.

However, sometimes my heart beats with a sense of contrition that is not necessarily directly due to sin or my mistakes or my shortcomings. Sometimes, I feel the most penitent when I think about the cross and the incomparable sacrifice that JESUS made just for me to have life. HE knew me and foresaw all of the mistakes that I would make and in HIM being acutely aware of all of that, HE still made the to choice to give HIS LIFE for me and to send HIS own SPIRIT to live within me; to love me unconditionally, to comfort me through my every hurt and heartache, to lead me to my greatness, and to give me a heart that deeply desires to carry on HIS legacy and purpose in a world that so desperately and vitally needs HIS PRESENCE, but is so incognizant of it’s brokenness and despair.

I contemplate and wonder— how will I ever be able to repay HIM for it all? I desperately long for HIS sense approval in my life because in my humanness and inspite of my fallibility HE took and accepted me just as I was allowing me to find beauty and purpose within my imperfections. HIS precious and perfect HOLY SPIRIT literally breathed LIFE into my existence.

How do you repay someone who has given their life for you?! That’s what I’ve pondered… But GOD spoke to my heart and said, “Don’t feel guilty about the sacrifice MY SON made for you because HE will forever live on; sitting on the throne beside ME in heaven and within you and my people on the earth. You long to know what you can do to repay such a gift, but repayment is not a requirement.”.

As I thought about what HIS words meant, this verse came to mind. (John 14:15 NIV- “If you love ME, keep MY COMMANDS.) The words that GOD had spoken to me and the verse that HE placed upon my heart simply reminded me that it’s not a requirement, it’s a choice. We choose if we will love HIM or not. We choose whether to follow HIS Will or our own. We make the choice whether we will honor HIM with our lives or not.

I’ve said all of that to say this: my greatest and deepest prayer for you today is that you would choose HIM, that you would make CHRIST the center of your life, and that the ears of your heart would always be keen to the small still whispers of the voice of HIS HOLY SPIRIT breathing and speaking LIFE within you.

Will life always be sunshine, rainbows, smiles, and giggles? Absolutely not. But in those moments choose to seek HIM first. (Psalm 27:8 NKJV- When YOU said, “Seek MY face,” My heart said to YOU, “YOUR face, LORD, I will seek.”) I wholeheartedly know that a heart that sincerely loves and earnestly seeks THE LORD and longs to do and honor HIS Will is a heart that is destined to be preeminently rewarded. (1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT- No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what GOD has prepared for those who love HIM.)

We serve a loving and faithful GOD. It’s not always about sacrifice sometimes it’s simply saying, “Yes” to HIS call. (Isaiah 6:8 NIV- Then I heard the voice of THE LORD saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”. And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”) So, I pray that when HE calls, your answer will always be, “Yes, LORD! Here I am. Send me!”. 

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34 thoughts on “Will You Say “Yes” To HIS Call?

  1. Saying yes to Him, it brings promise and provision with it! Amen! Shared on Twitter in case someone needs to hear this good news today, Tai! We give Him all of ourselves, and He gives all of Himself to us 🙂
    Glad to be linked up over at the #RaRaLinkup with you, today!!! Blessings bigger than big, girl!

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    • Awww! Thank you so very much, Christine! Your words have brought such joy to my heart! I’m so glad the you were blessed by your visit. That really means a lot to me. Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

      I’m heading your way now! #RaRaLinkup 😉

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  2. Tai, your words are always so full of encouragement. When we think of His great sacrifice, knowing that we can never repay, it should fill us with love for Him and a desire to please Him. But sometimes it is hard and we fall short, but He loves us so much and is so faithful that He always forgives. It fills my heart with joy and praise for Him.

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    • Thank you so very much, Gayl! I’m so happy to hear that you find encouragement here. That really means a lot to me.

      And I agree with you sometimes it is hard, but HE’S so faithful and I’m so very grateful!

      Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

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  3. “HIS precious and perfect HOLY SPIRIT literally breathed LIFE into my existence. How do you repay someone who has given their life for you?!” You gave me a little light bulb moment – he gave his life in death and in life in my heart. Wow. I see the pulse of Jesus Christ running all through this post Tai. Oh, how I love it! Cheering you on from the Purposeful Faith #RaRalinkup.

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    • Amazing doesn’t even begin to describe what HIS PRESENCE truly represents in our lives. We need HIM more than we need our next breath.

      And thank you so very much for cheering me on, my friend! Your encouragement and support is a phenomenal blessing to me. Love you! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

      #RaRaLinkup 😉

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  4. Hi there Tai! I’m your neighbr at #DancewithJesus linkup! It is amazing to think that Jesus gave his life for me even when he knew all the sin that would be in my life. I’m so grateful, I want to say “YES” to him now!

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    • Thank you so much, Janet! And you are so very welcome! I pray that our answer will always be, “Yes” because HE is so worthy and I am eternally grateful. Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

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    • Thank you so very much, Leah! So glad that you have been blessed by your visit. Your words have genuinely touched my heart. So grateful that HE never lets us down! Our GOD walks with us! Amen! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

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    • Thank you so very much, Ifeoma! I sincerely appreciate the love and encouragement. I hope you’ll be greatly encouraged by your next visit! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

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  5. Uhmm, “repayment is not a requirement,” only a completely unselfish God who loves us unconditionally, would require nothing at all other than surrender to say Yes to Him. This makes me stand in awe of Him all the more. Thanks Tai for your surrendered will and yielded heart, expressing such a beautiful reminder of the magnitude of His infinite love for us!

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    • You are so very welcome! I’m so glad to hear that your heart has been encouraged here because that’s always the goal. I’m just so very grateful that we have the privilege of intimately knowing such a loving GOD! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

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  6. Hello, Tai! 🙂 I’m stopping by from Grace and Truth’s linkup last week. I really like this line ” It’s not always about sacrifice sometimes it’s simply saying, “Yes” to HIS call.” I completely agree and would even take it a step further that He does not care for our sacrifices at all, but longs for our hearts. It’s all about relationship and not performance. Thanks for sharing this encouragement with us!
    Jen @ Being Confident of This

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    • You are so very welcome, Jen! And I agree with you 100%. Our hearts are what matter most. … Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you’ll visit again soon! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

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  7. Once again God has blessed my morning with you and this wonderful gift. Know that God is working through you and blessing others. I am a mother of two and I recently had some really tough times of emotional struggle and circumstances that brought my husband and I to come to decide to return to homeschooling our children. It has been a personal struggle for my personal desires to make a difference and have greater purpose in this world. I realized that this is the very reason why for the last six months since moving across the country I could not seem to find work or even volunteer…. With time and higher education, it seemed God was still slamming doors around me to force my direction back to the significance of changing my generations and my family. So thank you for your words and continuing to allow God to bless others through your gifts. Blessing and live in Christ.

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    • Wow! Phoenix, my heart is truly overjoyed that you have been blessed here. You have brought me to tears because this is the very reason why I write. You sharing this with me has been a greater blessing to me than I could ever be to you. Your story inspires me to do even greater things for HIS glory and has set a fire in my heart to continue to strive to show others HIS unconditional love. Please keep in contact with me and let me know how you’re doing. How can I pray for you today, my Love?

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      • Hello again tai east, I wanted to she something I found this morning that finally got through to me as I was listening to a book. “Martha thought she had value because she was productive. And Jesus wanted her to know she had value because she was HIS!” This is something I will be meditating on today. I have for many years been unwavering in my faith and love for the Lord, however yet struggled with believing and accepting that love and value I know he had for me… It’s an odd periodic but u wanted to share this because I thu k if I can let this statement penetrate my brain, then I may obtain that peace that passes all understanding. Sharing with you in love. Thank you for the offer to pray, I guess if anything pray I can get my brain in the place my heart is. To know and believe my worth in him!

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      • Awww! Phoenix, you are very welcome! Thank you so very much for sharing the love with me! I wholeheartedly appreciate it!

        And I will definitely be praying on that for you, Doll. I’m adding your name to my daily morning prayer list as we speak and I’m praying, believing, and lifting you up in the name of JESUS right now. Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

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