“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.’”Gr
When we fear God, we grow closer to him. We know his power, we know that he’s dangerous, we know that he has control, and we know that he loves us. Fearing God takes away fear in our lives. That’s why intimacy with a dangerous God is central to growing as a disciple with Jesus.
God is bigger than anything that you face in life. And when you realize that in your guts and bones, it doesn’t always make the fear go away but it gives you courage to say no. It gives you the courage to say yes to God’s calling. Amen?
We aren’t the ones with the power, we aren’t the ones with the ability; God is and that’s good news. We don’t personally have the power to defeat these things that scare us, but God does. That’s why God likes to use people who are blind and people who are deaf. People like Nick Vujicic who’s perhaps one of the most powerful Christian voices in the world today. No arms or legs. God loves to use the people that you don’t expect he’s going to use, and God wants to use you, and he wants to use you today to do the next right thing.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I give you my fear. You are bigger and more powerful than anything. Use me today to do the next right thing. Amen.
Reflection: What fear keeps you from doing the next right thing?