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by Dean Chicquette

In life, we are simply and always are given the opportunity to choose Christ. Not just for salvation from sin but for everything we encounter from sunrise to sunset. Nothing we know or want is to escape this one act of choosing Christ. Not Christ for us or through us but Christ Himself. Everything we ever need is wrapped up in this one Person.

Yes ĎĎ. . . faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God'' (Romans 10:17). Faith is always in the Other in the here and now. Faith is our YES to His promise. Is there financial need? Then He is what we embrace. Is it healing we need, and then He is The Health, OUR health. We do not, cannot seek health without losing sight of Him. Seek Him and you have health. Knowing you need a healing should remind you of Christ and nothing more.

Mary, the mother of Jesus, was given a promise. She did nothing but say yes. By this she became the receptor and expresser of the promise.

The written word and the promises are for us but not expressed all the time. Why? Because we can only have Christís immediate expression of Fatherís will. If we want health over Godís want for us in the moment then we have missed the Yes to Christ. All we ever need to do after we come to know and want a thing is to turn once again, in that child like faith we had the first time we turned to Him, and there remember the YES that still rings in our soul.