One thing I will not do is fear! The one thing I do know about God is that He is LOVE. I haven’t even tickled the surface of the fathomless LOVE that He is, but the Word says there is no fear in LOVE. If I will not fear, the devil has no access and LOVE protects what’s me or mine. So even a trickle of fear creepin’ my way … angst, worry, questioning, having fearful “caring” thoughts about my family or others, dis-appointment, “I have a responsibility to do or say something about this” … all of these are my enemies!!!!!! they’ll dam up what LOVE is all about. Sure it’s hard! It’s work to keep fear out, but I so vividly remember the day I was reading the PSALMS … lost my home, business failing, staying with a friend very temporarily, not knowing what the next day held … I was reading after David in the Psalms ... “Let the righteous strike me; It shall be a kindness. And let him rebuke me; It shall be as excellent oil; Let my head not refuse it …” (PSALM 141:5 NKJ) … What I heard was, “SLAP ME, MAKES ME HAPPY!” I was delivered from the fear of “not knowing” in one flash of a second, coupled with a “knowing” that now whatever God said to me, corrections or instructions, by His Spirit in me, or through someone … if I would just receive it … just get low, get humble, take the slap … happy would come; everything would work out. A spontaneous giggle rose up. I laughed every time I’d think about it. If I said it, I just start gigglin’ all over again. I was free! It’s been a few years now, and my life is better than it’s ever been.
I’m saying, “Whatever You have for me, my family, my loved ones, I know it’s good. You are good! You are LOVE. I trust You. You are faithful! I’m askin’ for You to give me the Word, the Verse(s), I need to put my eyes on and get into my heart to pump up my believer so I will not fear whatever the devil is throwin’ at me, or preparin’ to throw my way. If I let You guide me, correct me, I know everything is gonna be alright! I’m safe in You. My family is safe in You. My existence is safe in You. I take this Word. I have it. I thank You, and I forgive so I can be safe in Perfecting Love that casts out all fear. Nothing! is impossible to You. All things are possible to those who believe! All in Jesus name”
1 JOHN 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. NKJ