My daughter asked me this question this afternoon. I was on my way out the door to go and pick up my two oldest daughters from their psychology class at Daytona State University.

I had a small window of time to pick the girls up and get back for my weekly meeting with ministry leaders from around the country. After thinking for a second, I said, “Yes”, knowing that I would possibly be late for my meeting.

I said, “Yes” because my default response to my children is “Yes”. If I don’t have a good reason to say “No”, then I say “Yes”. It’s the same way that my Heavenly responds to me.

Look what He says in Matthew 7:7-8. “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”

We have a God that loves to say “Yes” to us! But for some reason we default to “No” with the people around us. That isn’t the way that it should be. A couple of verses later, Jesus says this, “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!”

It’s time to change your default response. Are there times that we have to say “No”? Sure there are. But more often than not, we say “No” for our own selfish reasons. When at all possible, say “Yes” to your kids!