by Christina Farris
6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. How often fear does play very mean tricks on our soul, our mind and even heart. It can cause harm to us physically, because of the mental strain of fear. Jump out a closet and say boo, how many times does the person scream you tried to scare, and now how far did you make his or her heart jump out of his or her chest. It enough to give a person a heart attack. After my wreck anything coming towards me in a vehicle on wrong side of the road or coming from the the side that did not seem to be stopping would make my heart skip at least a beat. Fear is one of those things that can cause one to loose their ability to be rational, cause one to be emotional distraught. It can bring a person to their knees in a storm searching for a solution. It can cause a person to runaway many miles without stopping to learn the truth of the situation. Fear is the one thing that controls our human nature to do things we would not normally do in a situation, even lie about the situation. It is maybe the mind self defense in a mental crisis. Yet fear of the heart is something different it the since of what might be or could be, that breaks the heart in sudden death, or crisis situation involving oneself or another. Yet it is fear that controls the liars, the truth sayers, and the devil, because of their impending doom.
God only should bring fear to children of disobedience not to his children that love him and desire to obey him. Adam and Eve were in fear of God upon their sin, but Noah fear God enough to be stirred to obey God. The love of God is not the spirit of God. The Spirit of God cast out fear. God gave us the spirit of power and love and sound mind, not a mind of deceptions, lies and falsehoods. God gives us a spirit of clear thinking. We must realize God is a God of love and truth, a God that cancels fear when we learn to trust in him and to return is love. God appeared more then once to Abraham but he appeared in order to bless Abraham. Interesting thought when you think on it long enough why did God even appear to man, if they cause so much trouble, he comes to bless them. God had angels appear to the shepherds to tell them the blessing of salvation, Wise men warned in a dream to go another way, after they seen the blessing of the Lord.
If God wants to bless us why are we running, because we fear what we can not control, or full comprehend. God wants to bless us first with salvation through Jesus Christ, but he wants to give us enough fear that we will obey him, but also return his love for us. He wants us to know his blessings of love, hope and a sound mind, but also to have fear cast out of our life, because it misplaced in things we understand and can see. He wants us to learn to trust in him, and not the ideas of the world.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us a spirit of love, and a sound mind, A spirit of not fear but trusting solely in you. Help us to not fear but trust in your Spirit of love and hope. in Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study:1 John 4:17-19 KJV
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
19 We love him, because he first loved us.