2 days ago
FEAR IS NOT FROM GOD
Fear can have a tight hold on us, and it can keep us from really experiencing all that God has for us.
Fear is not from God, but you should have a reverent fear of the Lord in the sense that you are in awe of him. There is also the fear that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. That kind of fear is a warning, telling you to avoid danger.
The kind of fear I am talking about is fear the enemy sends our way. Once we let that kind of fear take root, it can become the default mode in which we operate.
Fear is one of the most powerful weapons the enemy tries to use against us, but with faith we can overcome fear.
When you raise your shield of faith, you can extinguish the flaming arrows the enemy sends your way. There may be times when you feel you need help holding up your shield of faith. If you find yourself in a place where you feel too worn out to fight, you can ask others to pray with you and for you. Don’t ever think you are weak because you ask for prayer. Calling in reinforcements that can raise their shields of faith around you is a strategic move. A good soldier never goes into battle alone, and you don’t have to either. When the arrows come flying at you, raise your shield and call in reinforcements. Stand strong with your feet planted on the Word of God, and you will extinguish the flaming arrows of the enemy.
My prayer for you is taken from Deuteronomy 31:6.
Lord, your Word tells us to be strong and of good courage. I need you to give me that strength and courage. I no longer want to be afraid, and Lord, I believe you are the one who goes with me. I believe you will not leave me or forsake me. I give you my fear, Lord, because with you, I do not need to fear. Thank you, God, for being here for me always. Amen.
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