01 Nov Heart to Heart with God: Day 151_Fear
by Michael Bluemling Jr.
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015
Day 151- Richmond, Virginia: Fear
What do we really have to fear or worry about in this world with Jesus with us every step of the way? Do we fear the thought of what happens when we die or are we afraid of what will happen when we reach that point of life where are faced with death? Should these thoughts or other circumstances in our lives that bring us grief, allow us to become so distracted that we forget what we have been taught by the teachings of Jesus Christ?
In 1 John we are taught about fear and the fact that true love comes from God: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love”. This is one of the perfect examples, among many, from which we have been taught throughout the Bible about how to deal with fear. We must realize the importance of dealing with fear positively, as we in turn remove those negative types of feelings we sometimes experience throughout life. When we have fear we are not perfected in love from God and this is why we need Jesus in our hearts to help us stay both focused and committed in our desires to serve God faithfully in love.
Furthermore, we are taught in Luke not to be scared of anything or anyone except “God Alone”: “I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him”! Someone with evil intentions may harm the body, but they will never break our souls. Therefore, must not live in fear. We have the ultimate protector who teaches us whomever has faith in Me will see extraordinary results. From Acts, “Therefore, keep up your courage, men, for I believe God that it will turn out exactly as I have been told”.
Jesus, protect our hearts and minds from fear as we continue to strive to serve God with absolute love. Amen.
Reflection Day #151
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: