A few days ago, I was having breakfast in the dining room while watching the birds at the feeders. Softly the words “let it be” gently floated across my mind. I recognized the words were from Paul McCartney’s hit song “Let It Be.”
Once again, I realized God was speaking from a secular song, “words of wisdom”. Several weeks ago, early in the morning He spoke, “Know when to fold ’em,” a phrase from the song “The Gambler” made popular by Kenny Rogers. (See previous post published 12/30/22).
It’s interesting the less “religious” I become, the more God speaks in beautiful and interesting ways.
The words of McCartney’s beautiful song “let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be, whisper words of wisdom, let it be” came to him in a dream. Reportedly, at a very difficult time in his young adult life, his mother Mary who died prematurely appeared to him in a dream and spoke peace and assurance that everything was going to be alright.
Mother Mary is not saying to us, but God is saying to us, “Let it Be!”
Stop frantic living, and chasing empty rainbows and false dreams, and foolish ambition.
God is saying to me, “let go of false expectations, actually all expectations, and every vain thing that keeps me from walking in peace with Jesus.
We often create and live in so much nonsense, we can’t even hear the voice of the Lord.
“Let it be” to me means stop striving, pushing, pressing in, and contending for the purposes, the blessings of God, and my destiny, and let God rule sovereignly over my life.
My days are numbered by God before time began. The book of Romans tells us God has a predestined plan for all things and that includes you and me. Our job is to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, and he will bring forth His purposes for our lives.
Now there’s a new message, “let it be, let it go, stop all striving, stress, and strain and let it drain out of you and receive the love and peace of the Father.”
Below is a link to the words and music of the song “Let It Be”.