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LORD HELP ME TO LET GO!

Moses answered, "What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, 'The LORD did not appear to you'?" Then the LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?" "A staff," he replied. The LORD said, "Throw it on the ground." Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. Then the LORD said to him, "Reach out your hand and take it by the tail." So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand. “This," said the LORD, "is so that they may believe that the LORD, the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you." Then the LORD said, "Put your hand inside your cloak." So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was leprous, like snow. “Now put it back into your cloak," he said. So Moses put his hand back into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was restored, like the rest of his flesh. Then the LORD said, "If they do not believe you or pay attention to the first miraculous sign, they may believe the second. But if they do not believe these two signs or listen to you, take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground. The water you take from the river will become blood on the ground." Moses said to the LORD, "O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue." The LORD said to him, "Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say." But Moses said, "O Lord, please send someone else to do it." Then the LORD's anger burned against Moses and he said, "What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and his heart will be glad when he sees you.(Exo 4:1-14- NIV)

Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God. Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever. All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions. Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not. Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree. Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime. (Dan 6:4-10-KJV)

Do you need help in letting go of the things that the Lord wants you to. For me, I do. It seems hard sometimes to hold on to what God wants us to hold on to and let go of that which he desires us to let go of. Let look again as Moses tries to explain to God why he cannot go and speak before the people. "Moses said to the LORD, "O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue."(Exo 4:10-NIV). Now Moses uses every excuse that he can, he has never been an eloquent speaker, they won’t believe him, use someone else Lord not me. Finally, the Lord tells him he will use his brother Aaron, but not without the Lord becoming angry with him. Beloved we do the same thing. We constantly tell God what we can or cannot do, murmur and complain, and ask him to use somebody else. When will we turn in the road that leads us to totally trust and rely on God and God alone? There must be a turning point for each of us if we are going to continue to serve God. Either we trust him or we don’t. Do you think that God is going to make a fool of himself? He would not instruct us to do anything that he has not already equipped us to do. Our lack of faith and trust as Moses had is still to strong and evident in our lives. Say to the Lord, Lord Help me to Let Go!! It is not about us, it is all about Jesus and the kingdom of Christ. If we could only get a glimpse of what God really wants to do in and through us perhaps that would help us to let go of our fear, excuses, rebuttal, sloughtfulness, lackadaisical attitudes, and doubt.

It is my belief that Jesus could have used a lot of excuses not to stay on that cross for you and me, but he chose not to. He let go and allowed our heavenly Father to have His perfect will in him. I will be the first to admit that letting go and going out into a foreign or new place is not always easy. We do not have that familiarity of what is around us, who, or where we are or what to expect. However, it is a trust and faith factor. Either we take God and his word or we do not. There is no in between. We say that we love the Lord, but do we? What kind of love do you have for Him? Is it lukewarm, cold, sometimes, or on an as needed basis? We should examine your love and identify it.

Now let’s take another look at how easily it should be for us to let go and trust God for His total provision and care. In the above scriptures in Daniel, we read; Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. Dan 6:5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God. Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever. All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions. Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not. Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree. Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime. ( Dan 6:4-10-KJV) this particular scripture in verse 10: "Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime". That word knew means past tense; to know of something before time. Daniel did not fear the signing of the decree. I can only imagine what those days where like when the King signed a decree and it became law and you chose to go against his command. However, Daniel let go believing that God would, could, and shall keep him. That is what God desires for us as well.

Daniels faith was so strong and true to the Father that the scripture says he left his windows wide opened and kneeled not just once a day, not in secret, nor in the dark but three times a day as he always did and honored his God. God is directing us to let go of some family members that are not honoring him and his word, as well as some of our bad habits, things that influence us fleshly, and the list goes on and on. Yet we will not, we are like Moses, who keeps giving God our excuses why we cannot let these things go. What we should be saying to God is we will not let them go, it is not that we cannot, we just do not want to. I am not saying that God wants us to abandon our family that is struggling to do what is right and needs the strength and prayers for them that we can offer, however, if our family is physically harming us or taking us into poverty, then we must find the strength to let go for now and wait for God to restore them. It is the Father’s desire for us, just as Daniel did to let go and do what he wants us to, and trust Him for some positive results. It will not hurt us to try something different, we will survive. Beloved it is time to ask God daily, Lord Help Me to Let Go.