I’m loving Steffany Frizell Gretzinger’s songs off the new album “Tides”. I noticed that it has a common theme of “letting go”. “Letting Go” & “Be Still” are the two songs that have been speaking to me since the album has released & I’ve came to a realization why they are my two favorites…
I have a hard time letting go.
Whether it’s something small or a situation that I have absolute no control over, I feel the Lord is teaching me what it means to really ”let go”.
I’m reminded of the time I was at Whiskeylake earlier this summer. My family rented a boat. Attached to the boat was a hot dog float which seated three people. I rode on it with my cousin. It was fun, but at the same time very terrifying. My cousin would tell my Uncle, who was driving the boat, to increase the speed. Oh, how I hated how she did that. I was screaming and laughing my head off. I felt like I was going to fly off the hot dog and swallow a bunch of lake water. Most of all, I hated not having control. The waves were rough and water was heavily splashing on my face. Yet, it was in the moment when I let go that I truly had fun. I had to accept the fact that I had no control over the wind, over the waves, and over the speed of the boat. All I could do was hold on & follow wherever the hot dog was leading me. My screaming turned to laughing & into soon enough, roars of victory.
That’s kind of how life is: fast, crazy, scary & unpredictable just like riding that hot dog float. All we can do is to trust & follow the guiding of the Holy Spirit to get us through the rough waves in life. We may fall off the hot dog float, but because Jesus Christ is our life jacket we can get back on & keep riding.
Upon remembering my hot dog float experience, ultimately I feel the Lord is telling me that until I can set aside my pride & realize that I don’t have control in life, that is when I’ll truly learn to let go. I need to partner with the Holy Spirit to help guide me through life’s trials & tribulations, not upon my own strength but the Lord’s. Then, I will be living in the total freedom that Christ has already paid for me on the cross.
Let go & let God…
Leaving for Whiskeylake…
I’m leaving today with my family for camping to Whiskeylake! It’s funny because I went to Whiskeylake about almost a month ago with friends from the Bethel School of Worship & Jeremy. Who knew I was going to be back there again with my family? However, I know on the ride back towards Whiskeylake I’m going to retrospect on the past events of this summer. Come to think of it, I’m already nostalgic mood as I pack. My family & I are going to head out at 12 p.m., but of course on Filipino time.
These next few days should be interesting: No make-up, no Urgency, no boyfriend (he’s camping with other friends of ours), no phone (it’ll probably die, I don’t have a car charger), no ipod (okay, maybe. Someone’s bound to have an ipod car charger). Just my family & the beauty of God’s creation. It’s been a while since we had a family trip like this, but I’m really excited. It makes me feel child-like & carefree.
Whiskeylake, here I come!