Lost or Released?


Good morning, Friends of God:

A few days ago, I was watching a video on YouTube. The video was about weight loss. The young lady that made the video said something that quickened the spirit within me. She stated that she does not say that she, “Lost Weight.” Rather she says that she, “Released the weight.” She came to peace with the fact that something she was holding on to was not allowing her to be at her highest good. 

In the same way, there are many of us that need to lovingly release what may be weighing us down. The writer of Hebrews shares this with us:

Hebrews 12:1-2

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Race of Faith

12 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

This is what I plan on doing before the weekend is out. I am going to write down everything that I need to release from my life on small pieces of paper.  I’m going to tie the those notes to some balloons. Before I release the balloons, I will say a prayer thanking the “weights” for their time in my life. I will ask God to continue to help me work in unison with Him to proceed with my healing, restoration and divine wholeness. (Note: I just read that there are many laws against releasing balloons into the air, as they may cause harm to wildlife. I love animals too much to cause them any harm. I will find another ceremonial way to “Release.”)

May you also create a ceremony of release for whatever may be “weighing” you down. I stand in agreement and love with you. I believe so much in the completion of the good work God began in you. 

Be blessed and know that I love you with an amazing and everlasting love. 

Rev. Marcia Davis