Saturday, September 9, 2017

Letting Go

“Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.” –Echart Toll

A serious drought had affected Israel and the surrounding territories, and this meant that crops did not grow and people starved.  A poor widow was asked by the prophet Elijah to give him the only remaining food that she had.  She let the prophet know that she had but a little food left for her son and her to eat before they died, but Elijah let her know that if she fed him first then his God would provide for all of her needs.  The poor widow, in spite of not knowing Elijah’s God, went against every parental instinct to serve Elijah first.  In return God provided for all of her needs as promised. Here’s one of the takeaways: if our hands are clutching onto what we want for our lives, our hands are therefor closed to receiving what God has in store for our lives.  Sometimes God asks us to let go of seemingly good things in order to give us great things in return.  

Here’s a pertinent question to ponder: is there something God is asking you to let go of?

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV). 

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