Beloved, what is the wrong kind of fear and what does it look like? I promise you it isnâ€™t pretty and is filled with shame, guilt and a complete mistrust of My true nature and character.
The negative side of fear is to have terror, alarm, dread, panic, terror, anxiety or to even worry. Small worries lead to more hideous forms of fear which is one reason why I have told you to take your thoughts captiveâ€¦to not to be anxious, but instead, give all to Me in prayer (1 Corinthians 10:5; Philippians 4:6). How much trouble could be averted if you follow this practice? More than you realize. You see, it isnâ€™t about just the big things the way most seem to think. You can advert much by being aware of the little things.
You see, you are made in My image. I am in you and you are in Me. Isaiah prophesied about Me having a spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, power and the spirit of knowledge. He also prophesied that I would have the fear of the Lord. If I needed to walk in the fear of the Lord which is reverence, respect and awe, so must you. I did everything first so that you can. I suffered and endured so you can. I overcame sin so you can. I endured temptations and overcame them so you can. I did all so that you can do all in Me who strengthens you.
Yes, I walked in the fear of the Lord which produced obedience in Me. It is no different for you. Love and reverence always produce more obedience and faith than being motivated out of a fear which produces a slave like mentality. Love others deeply from your heart as I have already loved you (1 Peter 1:22). Force is not My way but love by example is.
Therefore, be with Me and you will be like Me in thought action and deed. Fear will disappear amongst a sea of love, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, counsel and power. Perfect love casts out all fear. I am Love and so are you. Selah (meditate/reflect)…Read Complete Love Letter
Since by your obedience to the Truth through the [Holy ] Spirit you have purified your hearts for the sincere affection of the brethren, [see that you] love one another fervently from a pure heart. (1 Peter 1:22 Amplified)
Lord, reveal to me the small fears capable of derailing my relationship with You and others. Like little foxes they come in as small worries upon worries until they rob my faith in who You are. If given leeway they grow into many forms of fear such as panic and terrorâ€¦all having the power to paralyze my life. Draw my heart to abide in You and Your Word. The Word implanted in my heart will well up inside of me enabling me to take my thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ. This is the only way. I submit my self- talk to You and replace it with the Word.
I declare I am one who walks in the counsel of the Lord with a heart of reverence and respect. I am not moved by what I feel, think or see. Obedience is my choice for it is better than sacrifice. May the perfect love of the Lord cast out all my fear as I submit myself to God and resist the enemy. I am no longer a slave to this world. I am a friend of God. I embrace and absorb the love of the Lord. He is love and so am I, therefore; my heart is purified and I love the brethren. Amen
1. Do you let little things add up until you blow the â€śproverbial stack?â€ť This may not be done by using unkind loud tones with others. It can be done in more silent ways such as depression, sadness, fearfulness and so on. You get the point. Ask Holy Spirit to show you your trigger points.
2. Reflect on the how the Lord had to walk in reverential fear and respect. Did you ever think of it that way? How does this encourage you?