Have You Said No Today?
A Kingdom Leader is a person whose words match their deeds. You don’t have to guess what they will do or wonder if they will follow-through with commitments. Their word has weight because it is truthful.
Can friends predict your thinking and behavior? Do you make hollow promises to appear spiritual? Do you say yes to good opportunities and change your mind later? Do you call people in advance to let them know you can’t fulfill your commitment? Do you demand more of others than you do of yourself?
Frivolous pledges are made and even oaths taken by many who want to appear Godly. Jesus told his disciples to be straightforward with their promises.
Matthew 5:37 says, simply let your Yes be Yes, and your No be No; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. (1)
We are praying for you today on this Easter celebration weekend.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
(1) The Holy Bible: New International Version. Electronic ed. Grand Rapids; Zondervan, 1996, c1984 S Matthew 5:37
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.