Saying ‘No’ to God

“God beckons storm clouds and they come. He tells the wind to blow and the rain to fall, and they obey immediately. He speaks to the mountains, ‘You go there,’ and He says to the seas, ‘You stop here, and they do it. Everything in all creation responds in obedience to the Creator…until we get to you and me. We have the audacity to look God in the face and say, ‘No.”

David Platt – Radical


  1. Replying to a quote with another quote…
    “Sin is basically the failure to respond to God’s invitation. Think of the parable of the sower as a parable of personal calling. Sin is when the seed falls on the footpath and is trampled, or when it falls on the rock and fails to take root. Sin is when it falls among thistles and we are seduced by the glamorous, or the superficial, or the safe; when we prefer to feed our egos or guard our imagined securities, rather than risk responding to God’s personal word to us.”
    Francis Dewar – Called or Collared?

    It is audacity to say no to God – he gave us the freedom to do so. But being audacious is not necessarily beneficial, or wise.

  2. Adriene

    Hi Jonathan…Thank you for sharing this and I am sure a lot of people can relate to you here…Thanks for the awesome post!


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