How to Overcome a Spirit Of Fear

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

Lately God has been speaking to me about the spirit of fear and how it is all around us and how it is trying to get in us. Fear started in the garden and has been present ever since. Although today it seems to be magnified by social media and the news, it’s always been at work. From generation to generation fear has been trying to keep us from experiencing the wholeness that God has intended for us. After the fall Adam said he was afraid because he was naked. He hid from God and sewed fig leaves together to cover himself. In fear he hid from God and tried to cover himself to hide from Eve as well. Instead of going to God, fear led him away from God and caused separation in his connection with Eve as well.

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How to Enjoy the Journey

Holidays are some of my favorite days because regardless of what holiday we’re celebrating they always end up being days centered around family as well. Father’s Day is always a favorite because well, I love being a dad! Honestly it’s one of the best things in the world! I love being there when my kids wake up and I love laying them down to sleep. I love just watching them, listening to them, spending time with them. I love sharing moments together and making memories with them.

Last years Father’s Day started something like this…when I woke up I was showered with gifts! Specifically two different kinds of gifts.

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The Most Important Call You Have Ever Received

I remember when I first came to know Jesus it was the best time in my life that I can ever recall. It was as if I was truly alive for the first time! I was filled with such a love, joy and peace that I had not previously known. For the first time in my life I had discovered this love and it gave me such a sense of purpose! I remember wanting the whole world to know this love! I was so happy, so joyful and so alive!

This was my story for days, weeks, months, even years! But something happened over time, life got busy, I became distracted and I slowly forgot all that God had done for me.

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Grace is Meant to be Shared

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:8-10

Remember to give grace to others just as God has given grace to you. Grace mean unmerited favor, divine assistance and enabling power. God’s grace is His empowering presence that we don’t work for but God graciously and freely showers us with. But why does God give us this abundant grace? The verses above say it all!

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God Knows…

God knows what’s on your heart. He knows what you need and He knows the things you’ve been crying out to Him for. He loves you, He’s got you, He knows…

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
Psalm 139:1-6

Be encouraged, God knows!