My Brave One,
This past week, I've watched as you have continually laid things down at My feet. You are choosing time and time again to trust Me with what you don't understand and with what weighs you down.
Are you noticing the difference it makes?
The emptying out of worry and anxiousness? The filling up of peace and love?
When you give Me that which you are carrying in your heart and mind, you are making space for Me. You are making room for the Holy Spirit within you to fill your heart and soul with life-giving fruit. The fruit of joy that overflows, a peace that brings the calm, a patience that endures, a kindness that can be put into action, a life full of virtue, a faith that prevails, a gentleness of heart, and a strength of spirit.
My child, when you lay it all down on the altar, you allow Me to burn up the dross of what shouldn't be there. That which is left is pure. When you lay it all down and allow Me to do with it what I know best, you make room for Me to give you something better—less worry, more faith; less anxiousness, more peace; less frustration, more patience.
Yes, I know it's hard sometimes to let go of what you've held onto for so long. Trust Me. You can do it. You're braver than you realize. Keep bringing it all to Me. I will help you. For with Me, you can do all things.
The fruit of surrender is sweet. Keep laying things down, and let Me surprise you with more than you can dream or imagine.
All My Love, Jesus
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)