A song for Lent… Letting Go

This song came up on my playlist as I started studying this morning. It is so appropriate for the discipline of Lent. I have had a couple of disappointments in the last week, ones that have left me in full “listening” mode. I am so grateful that it is not what I DO, but who I AM in the eyes of God that is the basis of my relationship with God.

It’s easy to rationalize, criticize or mock. It’s even easier to just give up and write people off. But then I look at the example of Christ — of how words were spoken clearly to the heart of the matter, of how actions demonstrated the teachings. I have done as God asks. I know that the fruit of God’s work will show. For now, it’s early spring. The new growth and the fruit will come.

 1 The desert and the dry land
will be glad;
the wilderness will rejoice
and blossom like the crocus.
2 They will burst into bloom,
and rejoice with joy and singing.
They will receive the glory of Lebanon,
the splendor of Carmel and Sharon.
They will see the LORD’s glory,
the splendor of our God.  (CEB, Isaiah 35)

So I faithfully tend the garden of my heart, and wait. Wait for spring. Always reminding myself, it is not what I do, but what God speaks, I hear and then do.

Letting Go

Songwriters: Matt Maher, Paul Greer Moak

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

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