What Do You Need to Let Go Of?

What Do You Need to Let Go Of?
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Let's start this week's email with a quiz question.

Name this person:

  • He was the child of a slave and the son of a queen
  • He was born in a hut and lived in a palace.
  • He inherited poverty and enjoyed unlimited. 
  • He was the leader of armies and the keeper of flocks.
  • He was the mightiest of warriors and the of men. 
  • He was educated in the court and dwelt in the desert.
  • He had the wisdom of Egypt and the faith of a child. 
  • He was fitted for the city and wandered in the wilderness.
  • He was tempted with the pleasures of sin and endured the hardships of virtue. 
  • He was backward in speech and talked with God. 

If you thought Moses, you're correct.

Studying this week, I found an old book of mine called "Gleanings in Exodus" by Arthur W. Pink. In his book, Pink uses the above list in the opening paragraph to emphasize the stark contrasts in Moses' life.

So, why am I talking about Moses today?

Well, we began a new series at our church and on the podcast that will encompass much of Moses' life up to the Ten Commandments.

Whether you're familiar with the Book of Exodus or not, I think you're going to enjoy this study and find practical wisdom to apply to your life today.

You can catch each episode wherever you enjoy listening to podcasts. I've also embedded it to this email below.

WARNING: At the end of the lesson I learned that a demon-possessed stink bug crawled from my foot to my neck during the entire lesson distracting some in the class. I didn't scream, but the ending did get a little weird. 😄

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Have you ever heard the phrase, "Let Go and Let God"?

Believe it or not, that's a controversial phrase. As I'm typing this, I'm thinking of good people on both sides of the argument. An argument I think is childish.

I doubt Israelites were debating the phrase in Moses' time, but I know one woman who believed it.

Moses' mom, Jochebed.

When she laid her three-month-old in that "ark of bulrushes," she had to let go and let God.

I'm sure tears filled her eyes. The pit of her stomach must have been knotted, but her heart completely trusted God.

What are you holding tight to that needs to be released by faith into God's hands?

  • A root of bitterness?
  • Your children?
  • A situation at work?

Letting go is not a passive move. It still needs to be followed up by actions of faith, but whatever you're holding onto is better in the hands of an Almighty God.

What are the chances of Jochebed releasing that little arc and it drifting perfectly downstream around the rift raft and straight to the princess's back patio?

I'd say it's impossible had it not been for a loving Heavenly Father gently guiding it from His throne in heaven.

That same God would like to have what you're afraid to release.

You can trust Him.

Let go.

Thank you for making time each week to read these emails and listen to the podcast!

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Have a wonderful week. Let's do this again next week.