“Let go, and let God.” This motto, or slogan, is used by many people in trying to get across the point that we, by ourselves, cannot do what needs to be done in our lives. Only with God’s help can we ever be truly successful in life. This statement should serve as much as a reminder to us, individually, as it serves to teach others this truth. Too many times we tend to forget God in our efforts to deal with some challenging situation in our lives.
Peter portrays the devil as “a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Pet. 5:8). Upon reading that verse of scripture we naturally envision the mighty king of the jungle stalking prey, ready to kill with swift and awesome violence and then rip open and hungrily devour its victim. But such an image does not necessarily fit the way the devil works to bring a soul to destruction.
Sometime back it was reported that a seminar was held for ministers in training. One of the motivational speakers scheduled to address the crowd approached the speaker’s stand and said, “The best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman that wasn’t my wife!” The crowd of prospective preachers were shocked until he went on to say, “And that woman was my mother!” The crowd burst into laughter.
Everybody loves a mystery! A mystery is exactly what the Holy Spirit is to many people. As is the case with any supposed mystery, there is a great deal of uncertainty, speculation, misperception and confusion about the Holy Spirit. But much of the problem has to do with a lack of careful study on the part most people.
Gary L. Hutchens