Let It Be Done to Me

To know a Higher Power…you have to be willing to surrender.

(Listen to my song “Let It Be Done to Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Sirach 5:1-2

Do not rely on your wealth, or say, “I have the power.” Do not rely on your strength in following the desires of your heart.

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When we are able to let our egos’ control over our lives diminish, there’s a chance for our true selves to actually emerge.

We will also then be in touch with a Higher Power.

St. Paul put it this way: “For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:10).

When he was able to surrender his stubborn will…he had experienced that a Higher Power could take over.

John the Baptist had a similar “letting go” experience when Jesus came on the scene. That’s when John knew it was time for him to step aside: “He must increase; I must decrease” (John 3:30).

Mary also knew when it was time to jettison her plans when she replied to the angel, “I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38).

Jesus emptied all of his desires in deference to God when he said, “Not my will but yours be done” (Luke 22:42).

St. Paul saw all of Jesus’ life as a self-emptying: “He emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross” (Philippians 2:7-8).

When we let go of our egos’ desires…we give our true self’s desires a chance to be realized.

This letting-go takes practice.

A meditation or contemplative prayer practice is essential.

It is your path to freedom.

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Listen to the song of the day “Let It Be Done to Me” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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