Fear

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV "For God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power, love and self control"
Wow! The word fear conjures up so many things. I know in my life I have let unhealthy fear keep me from doing what God has called me to do. (Healthy fear would be like I am fearful of placing my hand in and open fire because I know I will get burned so I will not do it). How many times have we allowed fear to keep us from something worthwhile? How many times have we allowed fear to get in the way of sharing our life saving love of Jesus Christ? Fear... a lot of times reveal where we may not trust God fully. It may be a good idea to write down your fears on paper.....make it in your handwriting....it is more personal that way.... and ask God in prayer to help you with each unhealthy fear that you may have. If you turn your fears over to God, amazing things can happen! It has been said by some that the bible mentions fear 365 times. Well, that my be true in some form, the bible does have listed over 100 times, "fear not", "do not be afraid", "do not fear" and "be not afraid".
This is what I would like you to focus on today.
Fear is:
F alse
E vidence
A ppearing
R eal
In Christ,
Jeff

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