Letting go

There’s nothing that restores the soul more than letting go.

God’s will for us is to have a successful journey through life—fulfilling our purpose and calling, living a life of wholeness, uncorrupted, and full of Him!

Here’s what John said about it…

“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” (3 John 2 NKJV)

And here’s what Paul said (Amplified version). Take a moment to soak in every living, breathing word…

“[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]! (Eph.3:19 AMP)

But we cannot prosper in the way God meant for us, living His life abundantly, unless we have a healthy soul.

And all the corruptions of our soul…our anxieties, fears, hopelessness, disappointment, frustration, anger, unforgiveness, bitterness…are all remedied by letting go.

We must let go of our need to control, to bring about our own justice, all our unmet expectations…and our need to be the god of our life.

In fact, we cannot be “filled with all the fullness of God” unless we let go of all the fullness with which we have filled ourselves.

Beloved of God, what has filled your soul?

You cannot be free by protecting yourself from Him.

Oh yes, we know how to study God, teach God, define God, preach God…but do we know how to let go to God?

You see, worship isn’t about singing songs as much as it about opening our heart to the Lover of our soul.

And that requires letting go.

For some practical application, I have included a video worship song here from Jonathan & Melissa Helser called, “Empty My Soul.” Why not take 6 minutes of your busy life and just let go?

Just find a quiet place to listen to this song, close your eyes, take a deep breath…and let go.

Jump into Papa God’s lap and let go. It’s good for your soul.

Watch me, Daddy, I empty my soul
Watch me, Papa
I empty my soul
Only You can fill me up

(from song, “Empty My Soul” by Jonathan & Melissa Helser)

About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 41 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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22 Responses to Letting go

  1. Cindy Powell says:

    This seems to be a “theme” the Holy Spirit is on (and it is a good one!). Even when you think you have “let go” there is always a deeper place. Looking forward to listing to the song when I have a quiet moment to enjoy it. BTW, have you heard Steffany (Frizzell) Gretzinger’s song “Letting Go”? Lyrics are awesome.

  2. Since music is where my heart is being kicked around the most, this was helpful. I had a good cry in Papa’s lap…thanks… 😉

    \o/

  3. I just stole this “In fact, we cannot be “filled with all the fullness of God” unless we let go of all the fullness with which we have filled ourselves” This is so profound…we as humans are so much loaded with spiritual calories and concepts about God. Empty me Lord Jesus, and filled me with yourself. Amen

  4. Cindy Powell says:

    I finally had a few quiet minutes to actually listen the song you posted. So beautiful. The last few minutes were particularly “undoing” (for me anyway).I did not have tissue nearby. Big mistake.

    • melwild says:

      Yes, it undoes me all the time. This is from “Endless Ocean,” one their extended song CDs, where they said they just left the recorder on and worshipped longer. I tend to like to like the extended parts the best. They express and seem to be able to perfectly put into words what’s in my heart in worship. A lot of their songs like this have been on my soaking playlist all year. 🙂

  5. This is what God has been saying to me, great blog post again! It is so true that holding onto things not of God, rots our soul and stops us from achieving the fullness of all that God has planned. I was struggling with something recently and God spoke the word legacy to me. He then revealed that I was holding onto some pain from my past and that this was inhibiting my ability to move into the fullness of His plan. It has been challenging to let it go and take steps of faith – Trusting in His perfect will.

    • Just listened to the song. Very freeing moment in God. Spoke to God about my pain/fear and let it go to him – Speaking out the terror, feelings of abandonment and my anger. I then felt this joy and thankfulness come upon me. I watched the memories concerning this pain replay before me and instead of fear I felt thankfulness for what happened. God is beautiful.

      • melwild says:

        Praise God! That is so awesome. Our Papa IS so beautiful, so loving, so kind, and so wonderful. And wow! As I read this I got a vision of you as radiant, dancing before Him as a beloved daughter that He cherishes so much and, like a proud papa, can’t keep His eyes off of, nor can He stop smiling. He will never abandon you or not be there for you…ever. This place in Him is always there for you.

        May you have many more encounters like this with Him. You are much loved. 🙂

    • melwild says:

      Thanks, and great insights from God here. After reading your other comments, sounds like you’ve had some breakthrough. God is SO GOOD!

  6. Ben Kilen says:

    Entering into his rest.

    Im reading a book by Dan Stone titled “The REST of the Gospel” ties in to your blog, a reccomended read.

    Rest as in take a nap but also as in there’s more. But the more is ceasing from being me and living in Him.

    • melwild says:

      Amen. That’s the ultimate letting go. Stop trying to live our life and start living His. After all, His yoke is easy and His burden is light. The books sound good. I will check it out when I get a chance.

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