Dear loved one,
“God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love.”
1 John 4:17-18 MSG
Fear. It has the ability to hold us hostage which prevents us from truly living. What is this life that we live if we are not fully embracing the gift of love that our Heavenly Father gave us? Fear stirs up worry within our fragile hearts and our minds become so buried by the worry that we often lose sight of what is true. I am guilty of letting fear creep into my life in the most subtle ways which then leads to loss of perfect peace within Him.
I pray for our minds and our hearts to be fixed upon Him in all areas and aspects of our lives. His perfect, unchanging love will chase away any fear– giving way to full within our sweet Savior!
1 Timothy 4:12