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Saying “Yes”


I’ve never been accused of being the smartest guy in the room. If I was on trial for the least crazy, there wouldn’t be much evidence to convict me. We’ve all got some crazy in us. I just happen to let my crazy show a little more than the next guy or gal. Who drives 12 hours total (6 hours one way) to attend a one and a half hour worship night in Nashville, Tennessee? That sounds all kinds of crazy and makes no sense.

So I said “yes.”

Truth be told, I didn’t just say “yes” because it was crazy. That was actually not really on the radar of why I went to Cross Point Church last night. This might be a bit shocking but I had no real plan. I simply wanted to spend an hour and a half worshiping with some friends in a place and city that is close to my heart. I got the idea the night before after a nudge from one of said friends in Nashville saying she wished we could be there. After reading that, I thought…..why not?

Some of you may or may not know that I’ve got a little history with Cross Point. They are people that have my heart. Their leadership team and staff are both friends and people I respect on a whole different level. I keep in close touch with a few of their campus pastors and regularly attend their live streams on Sundays. We’ve walked through different seasons with one another and, as crazy as it sounds, have developed community 6 hours apart.

Friends, the hours I spent in Nashville yesterday were so good for my soul. Being with friends, catching up on life and then spending nearly 2 hours in uninterrupted worship will do that for you. Nashville is a magic place and yesterday was no different. I rolled into our driveway around 3am and was still wired from all that had just taken place. I wasn’t aware there was a contest (and there wasn’t) but got a laugh out of this…

I’ve said this many times on this little piece of real estate I have on the web, but I believe it so much….you’ve got to say “yes.” Far too often what makes sense and all of the reasons why we shouldn’t do things that seem impossible drown out the one reason that makes it all worth it. I am convinced that this is the way to live. The important word there is LIVE. Life is too short to make excuses and accept the mundane. Every time we say “yes” to adventures, you never know what might happen.

For example, a few of us went to get a bite to eat before it started at 6:30. While we were there, we got to be extras in a filming for an upcoming TV show on TLC called “Baker Brothers” in December. I’m not making this up. We even had to sign a waiver to use the video they shot of us. 

Just because I said “yes.”

Each of the 14 songs were as incredible as you would imagine. 9 Worship Leaders on vocals? Are you serious? It’s Nashville, how could it not be amazing? I could say each song was my favorite, but the words that rang over and over again through my memory were so fitting for this small adventure….

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders

Let me walk upon the waters

Wherever You would call me

Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander

and my faith will be made stronger

In the presence of my Savior. 

Yesterday my trust literally had no borders. I said “yes” to wherever He would call me and my faith was made stronger in the presence of my Savior.


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Comments · 7

  • Ryan Grammatico · August 28, 2013

    I could love this post anymore than what I do already! Thanks for saying yes!! (and for the invite. Next time I will say yes to your crazy idea, fo sho!)

    • aaron · August 28, 2013

      Absolutely next time you better! Although you would have won the longest drive contest and I would have come in second. I Am Second though…or something like that. Keep looking for crazy and we’ll meet up on one of these adventures. It’s destined to happen.

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