The following is a post from last December - but it has been on my mind once again and so I am "re-blogging" part of it here.
On one of my fave blog sites here there was a discussion about what word you would choose to meditate on for Christmas......after pondering this I chose the word(s) "let loose". I was reading "The Message" translation of the story of the birth of Jesus and in describing the shepherds in Luke 2:20 it says,"The sheepherders returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. "Those words "let loose" have been rolling around in my head ever since with thoughts such as:
God let loose his Son on earth.
I should let loose of things that keep my focus off of Jesus
when was the last time I really let loose in praise and glorifying God.
Jesus let loose of his life and died for me.
The list goes on....
God satisfies - I need to let loose and let Him all the way in so that I can truly grow and become who He wants me to be. That is my prayer this day.....that this Christmas, as I remember Jesus' birth, that I can let loose of those things holding me back from being "birthed" into the man God wants me to be.