“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.” James 1:5-8…………………
I feel so free. That was my exact thought. Then it came to me. I feel free because I’m in your will. I felt free because I knew I was in the Lord’s will. Tell me what to let go, Lord. Why would I pray this? And why would I share this message with you. Here is why.
I felt free because I was in the will of the Lord, and I knew I was in His will because I had let go of two big things I had been holding onto. Then it struck me that I didn’t need to stop there. I needed to seek Him so I would let go of absolutely everything and everyone I needed to let go. So I went to my knees. To seek Him. And to listen. And quickly He spoke. And in my heart I answered. I knew the answer was yes. Yes, Lord, I will let go. Help me to let go. And I knew He would. And I know He will. For He is Lord. He is God. And when I let go, it will be for Him. Not for my own relief, not for my own self-pleasure, not to serve myself. But in love for and obedience to Christ my Lord. Freedom is a blessing that comes with obedience. It should not be the cause for it. Love for the Lord should be our motive. Oh, how free we can feel though when we come into the fulness of His will for our lives.
I wonder, what if we all went before the Lord with this prayer? Tell me what to let go, Lord. And what if we all listened to His reply? And what if we all said, Yes Lord, I will let go. Help me to let go.
It is one thing to say we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and to say that we love the Lord Jesus Christ, but should we not who profess to believe in Him and to love Him live to love and obey Him? And should we not know the freedom that comes with being in God’s will for us, and should we not be willing to let go of everything and everyone He desires we let go? And will He not help us to let go when we seek His strength to do so? And will we not know precious freedom when we release all to Him and live in closer and closer communion and fellowship with the Lord most high? Oh, may it be so! Yes Lord, may it be so!