Spring is arriving, spotted all over the budding branches, but, what is holding on…dead leaves!
In our hearts, fear grips at all sorts of ways in order to hang on to the status quo. If only we could see they are just like dead leaves!
“Wait, we say, don’t change me, look at me, I’m perfect as I am! Don’t you see me?”
What a lie we’ve been fed! It was never about us appearing perfect, but the Son of God brilliantly breaking through the old to make new — a new covenant, a new inheritance, a new freedom ruled by a Master whose love includes changing us! The joy comes in surrender! His plan is eons better than ours! Surrender today! Wave the banner, His banner of love! Shed the fear by shouting the truth, “I am afraid! I need You, Lord! I am hanging on to old patterns that paralyze me. Break them, O Lord, please, I am ready today. Reveal my desire to be seen as perfect, hanging on to my futile thinking AND please forgive me.
Bring out ‘a spirit of adoption’ — I am Yours, Abba Father. As Your child, grow me up and use me. Break out the anger and unforgiveness I have hoarded in my heart.
I don’t want to clamor for the worship of me any longer! I want my weaknesses exposed so You may simultaneously radiate Your glorious love and salvation.
In the presence of others, break away the dead leaves. Don’t let me hide Your incredible method of changing death to life in me…in my family…start with me, please Sweet Spirit.
Take my fear of change and show me how necessary and life-sustaining Your changes in me will bring newness of life.
Thank You for forgiving me — I am the unwilling one.
But not now, no, not today!
Here I am Lord.
I surrender my fear to You, help me.
Break off the old, bring out the new, change me!
May all see Your glory!