Friday, March 30, 2012

Letting Go.....

It is Friday!!! What is about Friday's that we all love? I wish you could come over and have a spot of tea on my porch and we could share what is in our hearts and on our minds! Friendships are good for encouraging us any day of the just doesn't have to be a Friday! Encouragement is good and such a special gift! I hope you've had a lot of positive encouragement in your life but if you didn't that does not have to hold you back or keep you from receiving the blessings that God has for you! You are a child of the Most High God and there is nothing that is impossible or too difficult for Him to perform in your life or mine! If you were with me and sitting on my back porch we could talk about this! It is difficult in our day and time to let go, but when we realize, as Scripture teaches that God is in control of the universe and all its facets we can understand this principle and let go of trying to control our own lives......with grace. The truth is HE really, really is in control of our lives and He loves us so very much! On a back porch or at the kitchen table He is available to encourage us all! In the Bible, a man named Job finally let go of trying to make his own decisions and allowed God full control, Job was wise when He finally let go. My prayer is we will desire that kind of wisdom and repentance, the kind that daily lets go. Always, God's purpose is to purify us. He uses many means to do this in a person. He designs, in a detailed way, events which are right for each individual. We just have to let go! When we surrender, we are placing complete trust in Him! J. I. Packer says....."What matters supremely, therefore, is not, in the last analysis, the fact that I know God, but the larger fact which underlies it--the fact that He knows me. I am graven on the palms of His hands; I am never out of His mind. All my knowledge of Him depends on His sustained initiative in knowing me. I know Him because He first knew me and continues to know me." Knowing God is like a fresh bouquet of tulips delivered everyday....for the rest of your life! Let us open our hands and our heart and let go.....yeah, it's Friday! We can do this!!!

1 comment:

  1. Penny, you are a bouquet of tulips to so many! Reading your blog fills my heart with joy!