Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Cure for Fear

The Cure for Fear

Our Staff and Church Board have been going through a study on prayer called, “When God’s People Pray.” We are allowing God to teach us and show us the importance and effectiveness of prayer. Now if we just discussed it then that would not accomplish what God wants to do in this place. We want to be doers of the Word and not just hearers.

Yesterday in our staff meeting we talked about the importance of Prayer and God’s Word. It was a good reminder to always be in the Word of God. Not from a standpoint of checking off the next passage and trying to read through many passages, but from the standpoint of allowing the Word of God to penetrate our hearts and minds. I know my prayers are more powerful when I am deep in the Word of God.

With that being said, I would like to remind us of the promises of God when we experience fear. Fear is one of the biggest obstacles the enemy throws in front of us. This is the anniversary of “911.” It was a day full of fear and desperation. Some may be in the middle of something else that is stirring up fear today. Let God fill you with His assurance of deliverance and bring you peace in the midst of your storm.

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”  2 Timothy 1:7

“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by Him we cry, 'Abba, Father.' The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.”  Romans 8:15-16

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”  1 John4:18

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. They say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’ Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His feathers , and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.”  Psalm 91:1-7

May God the Father give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation today, so that you may know Him better.

Joy in Jesus!

Pastor Mike

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