I Will Not Fear

I hate fear. Yet fear keeps knocking at the door expecting to be allowed entrance. Yesterday, it came in form of rumors. Rumors of State Workers being furloughed. Rumors schools still may not be normal in the fall. I see fear all around me and it breaks my heart. On one side, there is fear of the disease itself, fear life will never be normal again. On the other side...

A Dethroned Monarch

Romans 6 impacted my life more than any other chapter in the Bible. It’s theme: We are no longer slaves to sin. We often think of sin as some immoral act. While that is true, it is not a complete definition. Sin is anything in our lives that speaks louder than God’s voice or His Word. Sin is anything we allow to control us – fear, addictions, anger, gluttony, lust,...

Delivered from Fear

Perhaps it’s because everyone seems to be focusing on the virus, this passage was highlighted to me as I read my Bible this morning: “Listen to my testimony: I cried to God in my distress and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears!” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:4‬ ‭TPT‬‬ I never notice before that David said he was freed from “fear”, when he cried out to God. David wrote this...

One Truth

God is good. When the sun is shining on my face, God is good. When the storm rages, God is good. When health abounds, God is good. When plaques and sickness threaten, God is good. In the quiet, God is good. In chaos, God is good. In abundance, God is good. In lack, God is good. In birth, God is good. In death, God is good. God is consistently good....

Choose Love

Fear is a powerful motivator. It was present in the garden. (Eve feared she was withholding.) Feared caused Abraham to lie about his marital situation. Pharaoh was motivated by fear when he oppressed a nation of people. The Pharisees feared loosing their status so they crucified an innocent man. The Holocaust was motivated by fear of a people group. The Jim Crow laws were motivated by fear. Separation, greed, cruelty,...

No Dread

I have been dreading something. The reasons I’m dreading this event is unimportant. The “dread” is the problem. When I dread anything I partner with lies. Some of the lies I’m partnering with are 1. The impending event is bigger than God. 2. God won’t be with me in the circumstance. 3. There will be no joy as I was walk through this circumstance. When you come right down to...

Overcoming Fear

Fear is dastardly. It’s job is to distract and dismay us from doing what we are called to do – love people. Fear separates. Fear sows seeds us of distrust. Fear believes the worst in people. Fear causes us to lock our doors, close our blinds, secure our resources and protect ourselves from “them”. Fear is a liar. But if I allow fear to set my agenda, I have allowed...

Be Strong

Joshua was about to take the job of a lifetime. He had trained well under the greatest leaders ever known. It had fallen upon his shoulders to take a wandering nation into the promised land. He knew he would face giants in the land but also the people he was leading had a reputation of moaning, groaning and rebelling. As he stood that day, a rebellious people behind him, giants...

No Fear

Last night I was at a Women’s Conference. The speaker encouraged us to choose wisdom rather than fear. Now if you read my blog daily, you know how much I despise fear and try to expose it and overcome it in my life. But I asked God if there were any areas in my life in which I was agreeing with fear. This year, I have four areas in my...