When No Means No

daddy's hand“We all have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?” This verse in Hebrews 12 took on new meaning for me this week.
I had never experience the first part of the verse as I never had an earthly father who disciplined me. It wasn’t like I disliked the man. It’s just that I didn’t know him enough to trust him, let alone respect him.
As I was processing a certain situation this past week, I heard my Father’s voice as clear as a bell, “No. And that should be enough for you and the end of it. Do what I said to do.” This was a strange experience as it was the first time a Dad ever said that to me.
Sure, I said this to my children. I expected them to trust my judgment, whether or not they got it, and do what I said. Why couldn’t my Heavenly Father do and expect the same from me, His child?
Jesus said His sheep hear His voice and follow Him, not try to figure it out. It’s His job to lead and guide. It’s my job to follow if I want to experience what only He can provide. I’m still hearing that no. And believe me, when your Father says no, He means no, not maybe. And it’s time to show your faith in Him when He does.
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