David Rupert is currently an author Patheos, where he engages in thoughtful discussions about faith, culture and life. He is the co-author of three books and has penned more than 1,500 articles.
Like many of you, he adopted a “word” of the year, something that would define his life and give him focus. Some some people choose words like forgiveness, holiness, or giving. His wasn’t particularly profound. It wasn’t all that deep. It wasn’t really spiritual. It was a simple word. “Yes.”
Last year became the year of saying “yes.” He told God that he would say yes to every opportunity God would give David. He thought this would be an easy commitment. David thought, he would have to say “yes” to things like Awards, accolades, successes, contracts – a second piece of pie… But God was starting to tell the story in a different way.
Saying yes helped David meet prisoners, and refugees, and people of different races and cultures and beliefs. It took him to the Middle East … twice.
“And I’m still learning…”, said David.
He challenges us with this thought,
Mike Yaconelli, “Dangerous Wonder”
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