Friday, November 06, 2009

With Arms Wide Open

I bet you have the Creed song "With Arms Wide Open" in your head now! :) It wasn't on purpose that I did that. (side note: A lot of phrases remind me of songs...it's weird but I can be in a serious conversation with you and something you say will remind of a song and I will probably start singing it in my head or worst case scenario out loud!) :)
I recently found this photo of me and it has become a great reminder of how I try to live my life daily. There are so many things I try to cling to and not let go of, and things I wish I could control but in order to live a life of freedom I must have my hands and my arms wide open. For me it's a sign of surrender. Everyday I have to remind myself that I can't control all that's going on in my world but I can keep my arms wide open and let God do the work! It seems to work out better for me in the end anyway! I have to daily release my family, friends and work to God.
What are some things you try to hold onto but the Lord is saying let go?

6 comments:

alece said...

i want to live wholly surrendered. i'm trying to get better at crawling right back onto the altar any time i realize i've crawled off...

this whole livings sacrifice thing can be tricky.

Becky said...

It can be tricky!

Tam said...

first, my shallow observation - i love your arms. i want them.

second - but most important - i love this. living arms wide open isnt always easy for me. id rather be in a constant state of surrender, but im not always. its a constant faith journey for me. and its funny...God has never, not once, given me reason not to have faith. oh this stinkin flesh of mine ;)

Becky said...

Tam ~ Thank you for the shallow observation! I'll take those anytime! :)

It's a constant faith journey for me as well. You are right... God has never, not once, given me a reason not to have faith. I am going to keep reminding myself of that as well!

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Bianca said...

Hahahaha! I love your arms too :)

Be in all seriousness, keep up the blog work! It's great :)