Fearless

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FEARLESS

This picture of our granddaughter

Hannah and her daddy

Says more than my words can convey

FEARLESS TRUST

Trust that her daddy will hold her

Trust that her daddy will NEVER hurt her

Trust that her daddy will keep her safe

She has Learned this trust and

Her daddy has Earned this trust

How much more ought we to trust

Our Heavenly Father

We can trust Him to hold us

We can trust Him to NEVER hurt us

We can trust Him to keep us safe

We can Learn this trust

HE has Earned this trust

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Hannah & her Daddy

Intentional Living

I want to live now

Intentionally

With Purpose & Passion

I intend to start

Soon

There are so many things I want to do

So many projects I want to start

(and finish)

Piles of books to read

Many things to try

Sights to see

Yet

Here I sit

Stymied

Stuck

The books gather dust

The material sits uncut

The pattern in the package

The words still in my head

The world still far away

The projects left undone

Why?

Because I’m afraid

Afraid of the unknown

Afraid of failure

Afraid of rejection

Afraid of accomplishment

Did I just say that?

Accomplishment??

Why would that be scary?

If I accomplish reading a book what would happen?

I would be accountable for what I had learned!

If I accomplished sewing a dress

I might be called upon to do it again!

If I accomplished making a meal

I might decide I like to cook

And I might have to do it again

And for strangers!

If I accomplished writing my thoughts

What would happen?

People would know just how weird my thinking really is!

I need to decide what my Purpose and Passion truly is

What I want to be when I grow up

When you have Purpose and Passion

Nothing can stop you from reaching forward

No fear is big enough to stop you

Living Intentionally

Begins

Colossians 3:23

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

Walking By Faith

Let your Faith be bigger than your Fear

Bad news

Job loss

Unexpected bills

Sickness and disease

Rebellious children

Aging parents

Dying

Living

All these things can fill you with fear

But God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of love, power and a sound mind!

Franklin D. Roosevelt in his first inaugural speech said

“Only thing we have to fear is fear itself”

We often dwell on our fears and they keep growing and growing

We have to choose to let Faith take control of our minds

Quit dwelling on the negative

Speak the Word

Say it aloud

Hear it

Listen

Obey

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you…” (Isaiah 43:1-2)

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27)

Fear Not

This morning I, like everyone else in America, awakened to destruction and tragedy in the news. Massive quake hits Japan. Followed by a tsunami. Such devastation. Fear and panic can be seen upon so many faces.

My prayers go up to my Father and my heart goes out to the people; friends, loved ones and total strangers.

Then my eyes fall upon the facebook status of my friend:

No fear Friday, cause I’m reading, thinking about and speaking I John 4:18. Why don’t you join me…”There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”

As I walk in love, I can’t walk in fear. The fear of being rejected. The fear of being used. The fear of being hurt. The fear of loss. Those things lose their focus in my life as I walk in love.

Fear not! For I AM with thee. Spoken by our Father. He is ALWAYS with us. He will never leave us nor forsake us. These are Words to live by, not only in the times of crisis, but daily!