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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
"A 'Yes' Face"
“I can do all things through Christ
which strengtheneth me.”
During his days as
President, Thomas Jefferson and a group of
companions were traveling across the country
on horseback. They came to a river
that had left its banks because of a recent
downpour. The swollen river had washed
the bridge away. Each rider was forced
to ford the river on horseback, fighting for
his life against the rapid currents.
The very real possibility of death
threatened each rider, which caused a
traveler who was not part of their group to
step aside and watch. After several
had plunged in and made it to the other
side, the stranger asked President Jefferson
if he would ferry him across the
river. The President agreed without
hesitation. The man climbed on, and
shortly thereafter the two of them made it
safely to the other side.
As the stranger
slid off the back of the saddle onto dry
ground, one in the group asked him, "Tell
me, why did you select the President to ask
this favor of?" The man was shocked,
admitting he had no idea it was the
President who had helped him. "All I know,"
he said, "is that on some of your faces was
written the answer 'No,' and on some of them
was the answer 'Yes.' His was a 'Yes' face."
Every child of God
should have a “Yes” face. There ought
to be an optimistic gleam in our eyes
because of the Saviour that lives within
us. When life is raging like a flooded
river, we must rely on the power of Christ
to carry us through. We ought to face
every difficulty with a face that says,
“Yes, Christ can.” Not only will that
confidence help us ford our rivers, but it
will cause others to climb aboard as
well. Now more than ever we, the
children of God, must wear a “Yes” face.
How can you have a
“Yes” face in negative days?
1. You must
be able to say truthfully, “Yes, I am
We can face this
raging world with more inner confidence and
peace than President Jefferson faced in that
raging river. Where he was assured of
his horse’s ability to cross that current,
we are assured of our Lord’s ability to
accomplish anything. Our God will
never face a flood He cannot cross.
When our hearts are at rest on His sure
Word, we will have a “Yes” face that the
world will see. That confidence in
Christ on the faces of His people will bring
more souls to Him than anything else.
Do you have a “Yes” face in these perilous
2. You must be daily
in the Word of God.
3. You must be
constantly in prayer to God.
4. You must be doing
the will of God.
5. You must be yielded
to the power of Christ living in you.
6. You must be living
by faith (total dependence on God).
Study verses: Psalms 73:28, 118:8,9;
Proverbs 3:26, 14:26; Acts 11:24; Philemon
1:21; Hebrews 10:22;
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