“Be rooted in My love. Your heart is open ground that will not remain barren. Something is going to put roots down in your heart – let it be My love. Let love – My love root down in your heart and shape and remold you into My image. The root of bitterness will mar and spoil you – be quick to forgive. Forgive, release and bless. Refuse to look back. There is no redemptive purpose in looking back with regret. Let the past be the past. Put your hand to the plow of My NOW purpose that is being worked out in your life.
There are memories and relationships that you will never again revisit if you purpose in your heart to follow on to know Me. Realize this – I am able to keep that which you have committed to Me. Those things that you cannot change. Those minds that are set against you. Those hearts that have been hardened and estranged themselves from you. Give them to Me. Leave them to Me. I am able to do what your grief and pining away will never accomplish. I am the mender of broken things. Trust them to Me and move on till the miracle I bring to pass rises up to meet you. Then you will see the impossible become your reality.” – Father’s Heart Ministry
Why is it so darn hard sometimes to let go? It’s like we cling to things that are already gone as though they were still right here. It’s pointless. And I will be the first to admit my guilt.
It has to be a choice – but one we may have to make again. And again. Till it sticks. I genuinely want what is ahead, not what is behind. Seems as simple-a-concept as my not being able to carry a fresh basket of laundry from the dryer today if my hands are already full with the load I did yesterday – right?
2 quotes by C. JoyBell C. that I LOVE:
“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”
“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.”
If I said I wasn’t afraid of new things, I’d be lying through my teeth. But I am willing to do them anyway. With trepidation wrapped around me like kudzu.
Because God is greater. And His strength is perfected in my weakness. That’s a miracle. Period.
Lord help us to step out, to step off the cliffs life has made with the memories, the pain, the loss.
Help us to believe, as we shrink in unbelief.
You are waiting to catch us. I can see You now, standing there with Your arms open wide. Oh the joy that brings just to know it.
Thank You for loving us, for never leaving & for calling us out into the deep of the abundant life You long to give us.
In Jesus’ safe & trustworthy name we pray in faith,
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