Let Go and Let Me
November 10, 2017
While I was in prayer, the Lord showed me a picture of a young boy walking around with his hand stuck in a large empty pitcher. He was stomping around, trying to throw the pitcher off his arm, he pulled, he yanked, but to no avail; his arm was stuck in the narrower opening of the pitcher and the pitcher wouldn’t come off. Then I heard the Holy Spirit say,
“Let go and Let Me.”
All of a sudden I could see through outer exterior of the pitcher to the scenario happening inside. Inside the pitcher, I saw his arm shoved down the narrow opening, but in the broader bottom part of the pitcher, I saw his hand. His hand was balled up in a tight fist. I heard the Spirit say again,
“Let go and let Me.”
All the boy had to do was release his hand from a fist position and bring it to a flattened position and He would be able to get his hand out of the pitcher. While this was obvious to me, it was not obvious to this boy. A lot of time went by and the frustration of the little boy began to escalate. He started to cry out for his Papa. And then I saw Him. I saw the Father come. The Father came and surrounded the boy with His loving arms and He said,
“Son, I am here and I love you so much. Come, let go of the old thing you are holding onto. Let go of your frustration, let go of your fear. It’s time to release it, so that this pitcher can be filled once again and used for its original purpose. Let go and let me show you show how to be free of the things that are frustrating you and holding you back.”
I saw the boy who was so exhausted and weary from trying to get himself unstuck, turn and look at the face of the father and with tears in his eyes, he held out his arm with the pitcher on it. The Father took hold of the pitcher and the little boy squeezed his eyes shut and said with a little sniffle, “Ok Papa, I give it to you”. I watched as the little boy unfurled his fist and let the thing in His hand drop to the bottom of the pitcher. All of a sudden, His eyes got big and he got the hugest grin on His face. “It worked, It worked!! I let go of it and gave it to you and it worked!” The little boy began to dance in celebration. “Thank you, Papa! Thank you so much!” The Father looked upon his son in delight and smiled.
The Father is coming today to His children. He is surrounding each one with His arms of love, offering to take our frustrations, fears, wrong mindsets, misunderstandings, disappointments and help us turn them into fuel for moving forward. I hear him saying to us, the same thing He said to the little boy.
“My child, I am here and I love you so much. Come, let go of the old thing you are holding onto. Let go of your frustration, let go of your fear. It’s time to release it, so that this pitcher can be filled once again and used for its original purpose. Let go and let Me show you how to be free of the things that are frustrating you and holding you back. Surrender the pitcher to me, so that I can fill it once again. Unfurl your hand, release and give to Me what you are holding onto and I will give you a freedom and a joy that you have not known.”
I declare over you that today is your day of freedom and a day of joy. The Father is here coming to surround you with his loving arms. All you have to do is turn to Him, trust him, let go and run into His embrace.
Daneen Bottler is a recognized prophetic voice for this generation. She and her husband, Ty, serve as the Senior Associate Leaders at Father's House, in Portland, Oregon, where she also oversees the prophetic and prayer ministries. Her passion is to see the glory of God displayed through His sons and daughters walking in their God given power and authority, seeing transformation happen everywhere they go. She and her husband recently released the worship album, Revealed, which is a prophetic call for the Church to rise and shine with the glory of God. Daneen has had the privilege of speaking and ministering at various churches and conferences throughout the Northwest, lending her prophetic voice to bringing unity within the Body of Christ, and seeing His Kingdom come.
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