Saying Yes to No

Key Passage(s): Numbers 22:1-33

One of the more bizarre stories in the Bible deals with Balaam and his talking donkey. It’s one of those stories often read to kids before they go to bed, but generally not taken too seriously by adults because it’s hard to know what to do with. Seriously, what does a talking donkey have anything to do with me? Well, actually, everything! This teaching explores the reality that we often buck against the word “no” – both from the perspectives of hearing it as well as using it. Sadly, we don’t have a great relationship with “no,” and yet, “no” is one of the most freeing and helpful words we can ever interact with. We must learn to say “yes” to “no.” Find out how.