ALOHA FAMILY AND FRIENDS,  Beloved of God,  John 3:16

FEAR      “WORTH CONSIDERING”    8/20/19     (Across my desk this morning.)

Today’s Scripture
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”  (Psalm 27:1, NKJV)
Whom Shall I Fear?

With God on your side, there is nothing to be afraid of, Rom. 8.   There is a force in you that is more powerful than any opposition. No matter how big that enemy looks, greater is He that is in you than anything that comes against you. Refuse to give up, refuse to fall into fear, refuse to let it overwhelm you. When you have this warrior mentality, this “I can handle it” attitude, all the forces of darkness cannot keep you from your destiny.

Remember, the enemy doesn’t have the final say; God has the final say. And when you put your faith and trust in Him, He says, “I will always cause you to triumph.” Be strong and be of good courage. Keep God first place in your life and move forward in confidence knowing that He is working things out for your good.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, today I choose to put my trust in You, my light and salvation. Thank You for Your perfect love which casts out all fear in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

My Comments:
It is amazing as to how much of our life force is consumed by inordinate fear of things that never happen.  We tend to waste so much time even in thinking and talking about our fears.  When a boy I can remember F.D.R. saying over and over again on our little radio at his daily fire side chat,  “The only thing that we have to fear is fear itself.”   At that time we were fighting a 2nd  world war on both sides of our nation.   Today I often need to remind myself and others that

FEAR is FAITH going backwards. 

Jesus taught: There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].1 John 4:18.  I really love what Paul teaches Timothy:  For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.  2 Tim.1:7.   I often rebuke the enemy and claim by faith my power, love and a sound mind that is a gift of GOD by faith though Christ Jesus my LORD.  Peter even tells us that as the age of the Gentiles is ending to do this, 
But the end and culmination of all things has now come near; keep sound minded and self-restrained and alert therefore for [the practice of] prayer.  Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and [b]disregards the offenses of others].  1 Pet.4:6-8…  And Jesus reminds us:  Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom! Luke 12:32.  and:  Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.] John 14:27.

Yours in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy,   Ken<><   www.Trinity-Aloha.org

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