Feb. 23, 2018

Simply Perfect

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” 1 John 4:18

Let’s talk about fear. I guess I am the only one doing the talking since I’m writing. <wink> That’s not a true statement. Anytime God’s word is shared, He’s talking. Well, if we let Him and if we will listen.

I’m getting sidetracked.

Fear. I’ve found it amazing over the past week just how much fear drives our thought processes and our lives. Fear for our children. Fear for our safety. Fear for our guns. <eye roll inserted>

2 Timothy 1:7 teaches, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Have we applied either of the verses shared in this blog when fear crept in this past week? Or have we acted and reacted in a spirit of fear pushing love aside? I don’t know about you, but I’ve mainly acted and reacted out of an attitude of frustration and anger. Sorry ‘bout that.

When we love God, we understand the depth of His love for us is unfathomable. The stronger our love for God, the more our love is perfected resulting in total and complete reliance on Him. Not reliance on our own abilities (Roni) or reliance on our government. Certainly not reliance on guns.

If we totally and completely rely on God, what could possibly cause us to fear?

I’m not saying life will be perfect. I’m not even saying that we will live life totally unafraid. I am saying that the bible says we should not allow fear to overtake us. Instead, we should allow God to fill us. The theory that God is dead, God doesn’t care, or that God is ready to zap us is foolishness.

Now, it’s your turn to talk. You can comment on this page. You can comment on the post through social media or you can email me at Words@armymom80.com. Regardless of how you speak or whether you speak at all, my friends, FEAR NOT.