Lord, I woke up at 2 am with "Hold on, Let go" running through my mind. I know that when you repeat your words, it's time to get up and write them down. You never give me more until I am ready to receive.
Many times we question ourselves, "Do we hold on or do we let go?" Lord, "Do I hold onto faith and believe that what I ask in your name will be given?" or "Do I let go and trust that your will be done and that whatever it is, it will be for my good?" "Do I hold on, do I let go?" and then you answered...
From the Voice of the Lord,
"Come to me all who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest. You ask these things in human terms. You think and speak and seek with limited knowledge and understanding. How can a human even know what to ask? You speak in black and white, and look for your desires to be done. But My ways are redemptive. My thoughts are not like your thoughts, and my ways are not like your ways. The answer to your confined question is both, and more."
"You have been given the ability to choose - to have free will. I have given you the greatest gift, the greatest talent and the greatest treasure because you are My most prized creation. You, My dearest love, are given the right to choose. You may choose life or death, but My hope is that you choose life so that you and your descendants may live. Unlike every other creation, I have given you the ability to stand in My presence. You get to choose to listen to Me or to disregard Me."
"Trust me when I tell you that ALL creation will know who I am. My presence is undeniable. I am in the wind and the trees. I am in the rivers and valleys. I am in the springs that shoot forth from the ground, and I am in the clouds that rain down onto the earth. I am in the stillness of the night, and I am in the breaking of dawn. The whole world is My creation, and you, My beloved, are My masterpiece."
"I gave you a mind to think. I gave you ears to hear and eyes to see. I gave you hands and feet to complete the work I have for you. I gave you the ability to smell the winds, to sense the changing of the seasons and to notice My fragrance. You are My perfect creation - splendidly designed in My image. You are made with the ability to sense My presence, and with the capacity to stand in My midst. I created you for the sole intention of worship."
"Above all else, I long for intimacy with My perfect creation. I long to be reunited and intertwined with My love. My desire is for you to abide in Me, and Me to abide in you. Your praise and worship is our divine intercourse, our complete and perfect communion."
"Do you not see how My adversary twists My Word?" He is toxic to the minds of My people. He speaks to the flesh and perverts the purity of our union. He attempts to alter My altar! I require a living and holy sacrifice, an aroma totally pleasing to Me. This is your true and proper worship. Yet, he attacks My most precious possession - your heart. He attempts to change the character and composition of our connection, our communion. When the world hears intercourse, they immediately assume perverted sexual desires. They attune their ear to the enemy. But I tell you, intercourse is essential to our union. It is the way I communicate with you, the way I commune with you. I search the hearts of people and seek for those pure in heart, strong in faith and hopelessly devoted to Me."
"Can you hear my pounding heart?" "Do you know how much I love you?" I love you so much that I gave My one and only son as a living sacrifice for you. He is the purity ring I purchased as a promise to be true to you. He bore the sin for all mankind. He was pierced for your rebellion, and crushed for your sin. He shed his blood so that your sins could be covered, healed and fully forgiven. That is how much I love you! Jesus is the truth, the way and the life, and all who follow him will find Me."
"I stand before you, on bent knee, and ask for your hand in marriage. Will you marry me? Will you accept Me as your one and only God? Will you be My bride?"
"I am honorable and true. My love is patient and kind. My love will never run out, and I will never give up on you."
"The choice is yours. While I am all powerful, I do not force Myself on you. I am a perfect, pure and gentle husband. I long for a bride who will come beneath Me. A bride who will lift Me up and raise My banner high. Oh, how I love you. Return to Me, and I will return to you."
"You asked, "Do I hold on or do I let go?" I tell you this, the answer is both and more. Hold on to Me and never let go! Hold on to My Word and believe what it says. I spoke through the hearts of My people, and My Word does not come back void. Hold on to the resurrected Christ for He is your intercessor. He sits at My right hand and intercedes on your behalf. Hold on to My Spirit that was freely given to guide you into all truth. When I search for My bride, I look for Him."
"Let go of the lies of the enemy. He twists My truth. If it is not peace, it is not from Me. Let go on needing control. The more you hold on to things you can not control, the harder your heart grows. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, with praise and thanksgiving, make your requests known to Me. Just be still and know that I am God. Let go of strife and malice and unforgiveness. It is the root of bitterness. Stop thrashing about in the enemy's snare. It is like quicksand to your soul. Yes, come to Me all who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest."