MASSIVE PET ROCKS 10/27/05
Today I had an old memory come to mind. Every summer we
used to take a 4 day trip down the wilderness part of
the Rogue River. The only way out once you passed the
point of no return, was to hike out by trail. I have a
lot of wonderful memories of our trips, rowing the boat
by the hot sun of the day, and sleeping under the stars
I remember one summer we went down the rapids called
Wild Cat and a friend was in the bow of the boat. I was
rowing madly because it was a fast one, and had some
sharp rocks and maneuvering. I just skimmed one of the
biggest and flattest rocks towards the end of the
rapids, and it scared him so bad that he stood up in the
boat and leaned over towards the rock. This swung us
around the thing and planted us right on top of it.
Water was pouring into the side of the boat, and he was
white as a sheet hanging onto the rock for dear life. My
folks were downstream watching the whole thing and my
Dad was yelling, but the roar of the water was much too
loud to hear anything. I told him, "Please let go of the
rock. PLEASE let go of the ROCK. "LET GO OF THE ROCK AND
SIT DOWN NOW!!!!!!!" He looked at me in a startled daze
and the moment he let go and sat down, we swung around
the rock, and I pulled a VERY heavy load of water over
to the bank and we bailed for a long time.
I had a revelation today that the Lord has been telling
me one layer at a time, “Sandy let go and sit down.
SANDY let go and SIT down. SANDY, LET GO AND SIT DOWN
Isa 43:1-2 NKJV
Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you
by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the
waters , I will be with you; And through the rivers,
they shall not overflow you.
WORD TO PONDER: PET ROCKS - LET GO NOW 10/27/05
It's time now, let go of the huge stumbling stones of
your past. Those giant pet rocks, massive stones of
offense where you've held onto disappointment from a
wounded past; forgive, release and let go. If you hang
on, circumstances will so overwhelm you that you will be
unable to manage even the smallest tasks. Precious,
where I AM taking you - you MUST have peace. It is My
peace that will guard you and you must do everything you
can to find Your resting place in Me. Move out of the
old and into the new, by letting go of everything that
has wounded you, and planting the wounds at My cross.
Let go of every offense, and let Me move you out and
away. What is meant to stay with you, will remain. What
is meant to be left behind will not follow.
Heb 12:1-2 AMP
THEREFORE THEN, since we are surrounded by so great a
cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the
Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every
encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so
readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles
us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and
active persistence the appointed course of the race that
is set before us, looking away [from all that will
distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of
our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief]
and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and
CONFIRMATION: The following are quotes and notes
from Joel Osteen's sermon.
"...As long as we are dragging the pain of yesterday
over into this day, we are never going to experience
God's best. What's done, is done. You can not undo what
happened yesterday. If you made some mistakes, let it go
and do better today. If somebody hurt you, forgive.
Don't focus on setback and disappointment. God has
promised He will bring you a new beginning.
Isa 61:3 Beauty for ashes.
Let go of the ashes, the broken dreams, disappointments,
hurts and failures. Turn loose the ashes. Let go of the
victim mentality. It is normal to go through sorrow and
grieving, it is a part of the healing process. Don't
bury it inside. Don't allow a season of mourning to turn
into a lifetime of bitterness. You have to exchange, let
go and then God will give you the beauty. I refuse to
look in the rear view mirror.
Samuel how long are you going to mourn over Saul? Samuel
spent years investing. Saul was God's first choice. But
He had another plan, and called Samuel to get up and go
anoint another king.
Let the dreams go. God has another dream for you. You
are not a victim, you are a victor. God will always
cause you to triumph. Don't let this make you bitter.
I just lost my job, but I can't wait to see what God has
in store. David not only recovered all, he got double.
Isa 60:1-2 AMP
ARISE [from the depression and prostration in which
circumstances have kept you - rise to a new life]! Shine
(be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light
has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!
[Zech 8:23.] 2 For behold, darkness shall cover the
earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord
shall arise upon you [O Jerusalem], and His glory shall
be seen on you. [Isa 60:19-22; Mal 4:2; Rev 21:2,3.]
[end of notes and quotes from Joel Osteen]