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Let Go & Let God

Being Connected, Not Just Online Быть на связи, не только онлайн
God Gives Me The Freedom To Be Wrong Бог ми дава свободата да съм погрешна
God's Nourishing Word Насыщающее слово Божье
God's Time Время Божье
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Hello, everyone, and Happy New Year! I‘m Sr. Vassa, and this is just a short Coffee Break. Today,
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zillions, I‘d like to reflect with you, briefly, on a phrase I heard my sister say
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recently, that probably you've heard before, but I've never heard it before:
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"Let go and let God". Now, I thought to myself when she said that,
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that's, actually, a very good New Year‘s resolution.
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If there are uncontrollable situations in our lives right now, uncontrollable people
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– and hopefully, we realize that we have uncontrollable people in our lives,
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because we should neither believe that we control people,
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nor seek to control them. Because, if you do want
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a relationship you can entirely control, than get a stuffed animal.
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I opted for the stuffed animal, as you see.
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But if we are praying the Lord‘s Prayer and I don't mean just saying it, but deeply praying it,
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on a daily basis saying:
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“Thy kingdom come“ and “Thy will be done“ in a way that sincerely hands over
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into the loving hands of God every situation and every human being in our lives right now
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– then we will find, zillions, that our self-imposed burden of needing to control everything will
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be lightened. We will feel that we fall, so to say, into the safety-net that is God‘s
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grace. And it‘s always there, you know, but we need to really pray for it, in order
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to open ourselves up to it.
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Because God does not impose Himself upon us.
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He did not, after all, create us to be puppets or robots. He created us to learn and stretch
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toward His sunlight, which is grace, so that we can grow. Because this divine energy that
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we call grace is what helps us, what keeps us on a daily basis on track,
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and what, ultimately, saves us.
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As we repeatedly say in the words of Byzantine liturgical services, “Help us, save us, have mercy
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on us, and keep us, O God, by Your grace.“ So let‘s stretch toward the sun-light today,
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zillions, letting go and letting God, in prayer. But I have to let all of you go for now,
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and I hope to see you next time!