“The Y.E.S. Journey” is a process of seizing God’s desired future for my life. Your current position on “The Y.E.S. Journey” can be understood through the four soils (heart) in Jesus’ Parable of the Sower. Matthew 13
The Path Unresponsive, Hard packed, walked on- Evil One snatches away
Rocky Places Superficial – Falls away in tough times
Thorns Double minded – Worldly cares and deceitfulness of riches choke
Good Soil Hears and understands – Yields 100, 60, or 30 times
The condition of your heart (soil) determines the productivity of the seed.
The Y.E.S. Journey is eternally important. Upon careful examination, personal evaluation of Y.E.S. Journey progress is possible.
- See to it Colossians 2:8
- Do not conform Romans 12:2
- Make the most Ephesians 5:16
With thoughtful examination and evaluation one is enabled to do as these three verses command. 2 Corinthians 13:5
- Examine yourselves
- Are you in the faith?
- Jesus Christ is in you – unless indeed you fail to meet the test!
The Gray Matrix is helpful in beginning one’s personal Christian examination and evaluation.
The horizontal axis depicts one’s openness to the Gospel and Christian teaching. It may be helpful to identify the openness numbers as follows:
+3 Fully open to the Gospel
+2 Mostly open to the Gospel
+1 Partially open to the Gospel
-1 Partially closed to the Gospel
-2 Mostly Closed to the Gospel
-3 Fully Closed to the Gospel
The vertical scale depicts one’s awareness and knowledge of the Gospel.
It may be helpful to identify one’s awareness and knowledge numbers as follows:
-01 Aware of the costs of commitment to the Gospel
-02 Grasps implications of the Gospel
-03 Aware of personal need of the Gospel
-04 Aware of the basics of the Gospel
-05 Interested in Jesus
-06 Aware of Jesus
-07 Wonders if God can be known
-08 Vague awareness and belief in God
-09 God framework
-10 No God framework
Today, are you willing to examine and evaluate your Y.E.S. Journey progress and pray Acts 16:14?
“The Lord opened her heart…”
By faith I’m moving up and over!