Sometimes You Have to Let Go — to Hold On
“If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.” 1 John 4:20–21
“Sometimes you’ve got to let go, to hold on.” IHOP KC 8:40 am
“That he who loveth God . . . “ impacts your entire life, for without it — you have nothing. For He owns the whole world, and to the ends of Creation, of which there is no end. It is an action, an event in your life, where you lay your life down and give all to Him.
It is a picking up of your own cross and following after Him.
It is an “all in” moment in your heart, when the mind ceases it endless prattle of humanistic affairs — and God is firmly seated within you and His Voice is all that matters. It is the touching of the hem of His Garment, the event — where all other things are pushed aside, just so you can get to Him.
And it is His Promise to draw near to you when you draw near to Him. He is the God of the “I Am” where He knows more about you than you can recollect about yourself. Each breath you take has been monitored and every tear recorded in His heart.
Today bring your Love into the inner court, cross over the threshold and into the chamber of Holiness. Where Righteousness overflows the incense bowls, and its smoke fills all things. Breathe deep here, for it is His Breath that you use to fill your lungs. And He calls you to love others, to love the ones you see — those that are struggling, the unloved, the hurting — the lost.
And in the midst of these things, to trust His leading — to sense His prodding — to accept His Will as the right path, the narrow path — that leads into His Presence. Release Glory in that moment through your worship and praise.
Be glad of His Heart that beats within you — and be the catalyst that sets the world on fire with His Love and HIs Truth. You are the recipient of His Presence, His Holy Spirit — His Son Jesus. You are the vessel that has been created for the now; just tipping a little transforms entire cities — but poured out, changes the nations and its inhabitants.