“Yield” ~ God

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

Pray also that the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling. Ephesians 1:18

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11

If you look at me too closely me right now, you”ll probably run farther from me than some already have. I feel like I am here cut down the middle and all of the darkness and light within this heart and mind is exposed. I prayed the prayer of Ephesians 1:18 last week. I had something very different in mind…isn’t that God’s way? Answered prayer I guess. God defnitely opened the eyes of my understanding and heart and has allowed me to see ME! It is a painful, bloody thing but I see with my understanding also beauty in a distance and don’t ask me how but I am thankful that it was set into motion through my prayer and then with the preaching of the Word this past Sunday morning. I know it is all part of His greater plan. I hope that in the coming days I can remember that because many things are being exposed and dealt with. To get to the place with the Lord that I am seeking some of the hidden things of my heart – the competition; the jealousies (which God hates); the pride; the control; so many things have to be dealt with. I can see it. He wants to change it. God is doing a work in my life and it is good but not all that glamorous.

God spoke one Word very clearly to me last night during prayer meeting and then reinforced during Bible Study – “YIELD!” (exclamation definitely was there)

I love to study words. Haven’t had the time to delve in too deeply yet but I found the meaning of this word very interesting and fairly deep itself.

Pronunciation: ˈyēld

Function: verb

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gieldan; akin to Old High German geltan to pay

Date: before 12th century

Resultstransitive verb before 12th century

1. 1archaic recompense reward

2. 2to give or render as fitting, rightfully owed, or required

3. 3 : to give up possession of on claim or demand: asa. ato give up (as one’s breath) and so dieb. bto surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another : hand over possession ofc. cto surrender or submit (oneself) to anotherd. dto give (oneself) up to an inclination, temptation, or habite. eto relinquish one’s possession of (as a position of advantage or point of superiority) – ∼ precedence

4 a. 4 ato bear or bring forth as a natural product especially as a result of cultivation – the tree always ∼s good fruitb. bto produce or furnish as return – this soil should ∼ good cropsc (1). c (1)to produce as return from an expenditure or investment : furnish as profit or interest – a bond that ∼s 12 percent(2). (2)to produce as revenue : bring in – the tax is expected to ∼ millions

5. 5to give up (as a hit or run) in baseball – ∼ed two runs in the third inningintransitive verb

intransitive verb

1. 1to be fruitful or productive : bear produce

2. 2to give up and cease resistance or contention : submit succumb – facing an enemy who would not ∼ – ∼ing to temptation

3. 3to give way to pressure or influence : submit to urging, persuasion, or entreaty

4. 4to give way under physical force (as bending, stretching, or breaking)

5 a. 5 ato give place or precedence : acknowledge the superiority of someone elseb. bto be inferior – our dictionary ∼s to nonec. cto give way to or become succeeded by someone or something else

6. 6to relinquish the floor of a legislative assembly

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