An attempt to declare the Glory of God for what He has chosen to do with our lives. A legacy to leave to my children in the telling of it.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Empty Hands

Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord!
Psalm 134:2

When we come to God with empty hands we will not be disappointed.

It is only when our hands are clenched tightly to "my plans, my ways, my possessions, my ideas, my hurts, and my expectations" that we are disappointed in Him. When we let go, and let God be God, there is freedom. Freedom to trust Him. Freedom to let Him lead. Freedom to drop our burdens. Freedom to rest from carrying a load that is too heavy.

Arms can be raised with those same hands open to the heavens; tears can fall, and praise can come from our lips yet again. Our fight with our Creator ends when we surrender Him to be God in our lives in everything that He chooses to do. And not only God, but Master. When we turn and follow Him is when the way is paved smooth, the light shines the brightest, and the peace is the greatest. He is worthy of leading. Are you following?

Anyone who trusts in Him will never be {disappointed}
Romans 10:11


mountain mama said...

wonderful words, thank you!!!

have a great weekend :)

OurCrazyFarm said...

Thank you Mountain Mama! The inspirational picture came from Sherry, here:

Anne said...

Thank you, Terri. I've been holdin' on kinda tight to some things lately. I need to try harder and trust more and hold my hands flat open to Him.

Love you,

Sherry Sutherby said...

Tears were flowing by line 2. You truly amaze me with your perception of God's word. Never, ever stop writing. It is your true calling. (One of many...)

Shoshannah said...

Thank you! The godly wisdom you are sharing is a huge blessing in this Mom's life.