Hello everyone! I sure hope that you have had a good start to your day…and that you will truly feel and experience the peace of God, above everything else in your day…Amen!
Last night, as I was going to sleep…God was waking me up with some thoughts, to share with you today about fear. Have you ever wondered why we tend to fear something that is only meant to appear strong, when actually it’s just a form of weakness?
As we begin our time together, I would like to share a Bible verse with you that God has laid upon my heart and it’s found in 2 Timothy 1:7…and we read… “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
With all that is happening around us right now; we need to ask ourselves, as to why we fear the worst…or live in dread of what may happen with this Coronavirus? One thing I know…God does not implant fear within us; but there is one who longs to enhance the problems we face…and the way he does it; is when he not only brings affliction upon us…but even more, when he allows the affliction to worsen, by whispering thoughts within our minds and hearts; that can cause us to easily fall prey to fear…and once that happens; then we find ourselves imprisoned within that fear, where we become blinded by fear, while being bound up with no hope.
Yesterday, it was time for me to get some groceries. I hadn’t been out in quite some time, due to the pain in my legs and what has been going on with this virus; but the cupboards were almost empty…and the fridge to; so I had no choice. Now, I could have gone to the store with the attitude; that the worst could happen…but I didn’t…and why…because I had a settled feeling in my mind that God would take care of me and my husband.
One thing I’ve always wondered for the longest time is this…why do we invite Jesus to come and live within us; but yet, we make Him seem powerless, by the way we respond to moments like these? The Bible verse above says that God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power…love and a sound mind. In other words…when He lives within us; then we should shine forth His true character…and it’s not a spirit of weakness or fear; but instead, a spirit of overwhelming power…one that can definitely defeat the works of evil.
When I went into the store yesterday, to get my groceries…I noticed the shelves to be empty in places and they even had us stand 6 feet apart in line; but no matter what seemed different around me…it didn’t affect the powerful God that lives within me; because His power remained the same…and nothing wavered or changed, when it came to who He has always been for me; so if God doesn’t change, even though the things around us do; then what is there to fear?
I think the thing we need to do people; is to get caught up in this powerful, loving and awesome God, rather than a weak circumstance; that is only trying to make itself appear bigger than what it really is. One thing I know for sure…when we choose to place God above every circumstance that comes our way; then we will truly be able to live with a settled feeling; that our God has everything under control.
As you walk through your day, may I encourage you to let God rise up within you; that you may experience His power, rather than the fear that attempts to imprison you, within these weak moments. Have a great day…and may God be with you…and may His angels surround you with safety and perfect peace! See ya soon!
Many…many blessings on your day!
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