Thursday, October 22, 2020

In the Letting Go

 


There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. ~Ecclesiastes 3:1


Verdant leaf, once I was

One of many countless friends

Who waved and shouted glory

In the presence of the sun

Vibrant, filled with vigor

Waxing, no thought of waning

In the season yet to come

Season here, my color fades

Shining green steeped in brown

There's not the strength to carry on

But in the letting go, I live

Because the promise of the One

Knows I have played my part


Amen!

47 comments:

  1. Letting go of our ego and pride has been one of most important lessons that I have learnt in my life. Regards Naomi https://divineangelnumbers.com/

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    1. It is one of the most important lessons we can learn, Naomi, that's for sure. I will be sure to check out your blog!
      Love and blessings!

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  2. Letting go can be difficult.

    God bless.

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  3. I think I'll let go of this computer which publishes my comments before I have finished. It's got a brain of its own.

    What I was going to say is: Imagine how the disciples felt when they saw Jesus rise up to Heaven. They had to let go. He is gone. What's to happen next, apart from hiding in fear in their homes. Then ... the Holy Spirit came ...

    God bless, Martha.

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    1. Amen, Victor! I love the imagery you've shared here - yes, I can only imagine how those disciples felt in that between time before the Holy Spirit descended in glory. Their faith and patience has much to teach us.
      Love and blessings!

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  4. How poignant ... beautiful, too. This is so reminiscent of our ladies current Bible Study (The Broken Way), where Ann Voskamp where she talks about the broken shaft of wheat spilling it's seeds.

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    1. Such a great comparison you've made here, Myra! I'm going to look into that Bible study guide.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Part of the cycle of nature, naturally, but I see that it applies spiritually too.

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    1. Yes, it does, David. I'm so glad you see that!
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Letting go...this is challenging at times but also very freeing. Letting go of old ways of thinking, of being, in order to truly experience life in Jesus.

    Love and blessings!

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    1. Amen, Kim! Letting go isn't always easy, but we have to realize that in losing ourselves, we find life in Christ.
      Love and blessings!

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  7. perfect for fall and very creative and wise!

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    1. Thank you, Jean, for your complimentary words here. Much appreciated!
      Love and blessings!

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  8. Reminds me, when we let go some day- pass on to heaven- we will kniw what it means to truly live in harmony, pure peace, and the best awaiting us!😀🌹❤️🙏🙏🙏

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    1. The best is yet to come, Valerie, that's for sure!
      Love and blessings!

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  9. Letting go...of this life with all of its sorrows and troubles...and embracing the new life that is found in Christ Jesus...letting go of the old and taking on the new...letting go of the bad and joining the good, becoming a new creature in Christ...yes, it is good to let go and let God take control of our lives, our fears, our dreams and plans. What a wonderful new life is waiting when we finally let go...

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    1. Oh, amen, Pam, and amen again! Those who are willing to lose their lives for Jesus' sake will find them, renewed, revitalized, and resonating in Him. The leaves know their role in life. May we know ours.
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  10. Heartwarming my friend. Thank you!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked this reflection, J.D. May we all be eager to let go and let God!
      Love and blessings!

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  11. Letting go can be one of the most difficult things to do.

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    1. Oh, yes, it can, but Jesus asks us to submit our will to His, Beckie. When our time comes, let us just be sure that we have served Jesus here on earth.
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Wow! Beautiful poem, Martha. I love it.

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    1. Thank you, Nells! I'm so glad this poem spoke to you.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. Beautiful poem, Martha. The last three lines especially resonated with me. I've had to let go of my marriage, my home, my ministries, my church family, my friends, my state and move to an unknown land. Hindsight, it is in the letting go, that now I truly live. And my "colors" are more vibrant and alive than ever before. You were writing about me. I will look at the fall leaves differently today. Thank you.

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    1. Oh, Diane, I'm so moved by your words here! That I was writing about you? Wow! You are most definitely living proof that one can let go of so many things, and actually become more "real" than ever before. Letting go IS letting God.
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  14. I'm late to this party martha. sorry. The whole idea of letting go is sometimes terrifying to many. That means losing control. how can I do that or let that happen? but it is best. As for me, I hate to see the leaves fall. Not because I have to rake them. I don't. but it does mean the change of the seasons is here. *crying face*

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    1. Yes, Bill, sometimes we get dragged kicking and screaming into change that is inevitable. We do best, though, when we simply let go and let God; He will help us navigate all of life's difficulties. And you're never too late to join my party!
      Love and blessings!

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  15. Bom dia. Fico feliz por vocês levarem a Palavra de Deus.

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    1. Always and everywhere, Luiz, the Word of God guides me.
      Love and blessings!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words here, Marja. Much appreciated!
      Love and blessings!

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  17. What a beautiful piece on the autumn leaf! I love it that you remind us our God sees us and knows us well, "... the One knows I have played my part."

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    1. Yes, Barbara, God certainly does know us, inside and out. I pray that when it comes time to be that leaf, He will tell me, "Well done, good and faithful servant."
      Love and blessings!

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  18. Yes letting go is hard... but needful. Our Father is ever loving in all His dealings with us. Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
    Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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    1. No, letting go isn't easy, Shaz, but it is oh, so necessary for us to become fully who we are meant to be in God's eyes. Thanks for the hugs and prayers!
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  19. This is a powerfully beautiful poem Martha, and how true the words ring. I've often said that it is in the very act of dying, that leaves declare their most vibrant glory. I have often thought of fall as an parable of our walk with the Lord as well... it is in dying, letting go and releasing ourselves that we truly do become the most powerful force in the kingdom of the Lord. Painful but true. You wrote and shared this truth so beautifully! Many blessings to you dear friend!

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    1. I'm so glad this poem spoke so deeply to you, Marilyn, and I so appreciate your observations here. Yes, fall is a metaphor for our walk with the Lord - we must lose ourselves to find our true selves in Him.
      Love and blessings!

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  20. Beautiful words, sweet friend.

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  21. Beautiful words, Martha! In the letting go, we live. So true. Amen!

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    1. Yes, Laurie, it's definitely in the letting go that we truly live.
      Love and blessings!

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