Release: allow or enable to escape from confinement; set free; to allow something to move, act or flow freely
Funny, how this is the word for the week. It really is the word for my week.
I had to let some hard things go this week (you can read more about that here).
I had to forgive to set free, so that the chains that held could be broken in me and them.
I confessed about the need to release my “rights” and allow God to move freely in my writing, to glorify Him and help others shine.
Release. Relinquishment. To let it go.
To entrust Another to catch, to redeem, to transform, to make new, to make right that which is being released.
And didn’t He release all His rights when He came for us?
Didn’t He release all that Love with His blood shed when He died for all that we hold on to and all that holds us down?
He can release us from the chains that threaten to keep us from the wondrous future that awaits.
*”Chains are broken, shame has fallen, all my sins are gone”
Thank You Jesus, that you reveal the areas in our lives that we need to hand over, that you enable us to release what holds us back and help us live with open hands.
Thank you that you are here throughout the whole process. The grasping, the wrestling, the letting go, the hands raised in surrender; lifted up high in worship.
May You flow freely through us Holy Spirit as we escape confinement and are set free through the Son.
(thanks Scott Barger for introducing me to this song several CCCA Conferences ago).