Let go to get more

We don’t want to let go. It goes against our instinct.
Our nature is to grab more, not release more.

But—here’s the beautiful thing—if we do let go, we get more!

The more we release our will, our pride, our agenda, we gain God’s pleasure, God’s blessings, God’s protection. God gets glory, and we get joy.  

His ways are bigger, better, brighter than any of our own.

Let go of you; you get God. What a trade-off!


~ I couldn’t find a video, but you can listen to Letting Go at Matt Maher’s My Space page:   

http://www.myspace.com/mattmahermusic


Letting Go

Matt Maher
LYRICS

I stand in awe of You
And everything You've done for me
You speak Your words into my life
And where You are is where I wanna be

I stand before You, Lord
Humbled by the love You give away
A widow's mite, my will and pride
It's all I have to offer anyway

I'm holding onto Your love
I'm letting go of myself
I'll say so long to everything else

I stand in awe of You
And everything You've done for me
You speak Your words into my life
And where You are is where I wanna be

I stand before You, Lord
Humbled by the love You give away
A widow's mite, my will and pride
It's all I have to offer anyway

I'm holding onto Your love
I'm letting go of myself
I'm holding onto Your love
I'm letting go of myself
I'll say so long to everything else

I just wanna be in Your arms
I just wanna be in Your arms
Moving ever closer to Your heart
To Your heart

Repeat

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It’s easy to say; hard to do!
               
What part of you do you need to let go of?
Today I’m working on letting go of my plans so I can embrace His.

7 comments:

Karen said...

This is my prayer: Lord make me willing to be willing to let go! God bless you!

Barbara H. said...

So true -- and yet how often, even knowing and experiencing that, I foolishly cling to "mine" -- which really isn't mine in the first place. Hopefully one day "letting go" will be my natural way of living rather than something I have to remind myself of.

Michelle said...

I agree!

Easy to say, hard to do.

I'm in the position of letting go of my grown children and trusting Him with them.

Debbie said...

Letting go can be so hard. And yet, God is so faithful. I'm learning how He is so trustworthy so I can let go. Wonderful words to this song you shared Lisa.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Godsgalnj said...

Letting go to let God. Such a simple concept yet SO difficult. It's what God wants me to do, yet I'm struggling to do it. His ways are definitely better than ours!

Great song! It's my prayer - Where YOU are, is where I wanna be!

Have a blessed weekend!

Mocha with Linda said...

What a great, great song. Easy to say, oh-so-hard to do!

A Mom After God's Own Heart said...

Let go and Let God. Such a simple statement and so difficult for sure! I am glad that I can let go and know that God is in control of all!

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