“WORTH CONSIDERING” 3/27/19 (Across my desk this morning.)
“Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things.” (Joel 2:21, KJV)
He Will Do Great Things
God wants to do great things in your life! Notice this verse starts out by saying “fear not.” Fear is the greatest weapon the enemy uses to try to hold you back. Fear is not from God. It is designed to paralyze you and keep you from God’s blessings. Don’t ever let fear be a factor in the choices you make in life. Overcome fear by meditating on the promises of God’s love and goodness. Perfect love casts out all fear. When you understand the love of God, you have nothing to fear. You know the Lord will do great things! Let that sink down into your spirit today. Meditate on this verse and declare it out loud every day. As you study God’s Word, your faith will grow and fear will be gone from your life. You’ll know His love, and you will experience His goodness in every area of your life!
A Prayer for Today
“Heavenly Father, thank You for goodness and faithfulness. Show me Your perfect love so that I may know You. I choose to rejoice in You and trust that You will do great things in my life! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
My first thoughts about fear go back to WW2 when I was about 9-10 years old and F D R the then President would come on our little radio with his “Fire Side Chat,” and many times would say, “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” Never really understood what he meant but knew he was trying very hard to win 2 big world wars as the same time. As a nation we came into deep unity to win those wars. I still have an old balsa wood Mustang P38 prop plane to build, it is still in my closet from the memory of those days. When I get old, just might get into building that P38. It was the best of the best in 1942 .
John teaches us in 1 John 4:18 that, “There is in love; but perfect love casteth out : because hath torment. He that eth is t made perfect in love.” Faith is the opposite of fear as per Mark 4:40. And I often teach that fear is faith going backwards. Fear tends to bring to pass what you are fearful of. But GOD is LOVE, fear is not of HIS being at all. In fact Luke 12:32 expressly tells us to not fear as our Heavenly Father really wants us to have faith and become a part of HIS Eternal Kingdom. For we have not received the spirit of bondage but the Spirit of adoption so that our Creator can become our Dad, Rom.8:15. Even young Timothy had it right in teaching us that GOD did not give us any fear but HE did give us power, love and a sound mind, 2 Tim.1:7, If we will but step into faith to receive it.
It is really amazing how fear is used is so many ways to manipulate us these days. Not a day goes by that something or someone does not apply fear to get me to do something their way . It is very good to get to know the Commandments of Christ Jesus but the idea of going to hell if you don’t do them does not really work very will as eventually the fear wears off and then back to the old ruts again we go. That is why GOD uses LOVE and Goodness to draw us to HIM. Might try making notes for a day as to how many times a touch of fear comes into your mind about forcing you to doing stuff. And then sort it out as to fear or just trying to be obedient to the LORD. We are designed to be fearless and to operate out of Love, Power and a Sound Mind. And remember to change a bad habit you need to force yourself into the new good habit about 25 times before it starts to take root and you have a change of heart. If we love God we will be looking to do the things that please HIM. And it is in our choice of loving humility and obedience that HE can bless us.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< (Past “Worth Considerings” may be found at: www.Trinity-Aloha.org )