Tag Archives: fear

Dissecting God’s Love

We are God’s precious children. And those of us reborn in Jesus are supposed to be a new creation. If we truly abide in the Spirit, we allow the love and grace of God to transform our hearts and minds. As such, we then love each other; we lift each other up. There is simply […]

Words Matter

“Let the person who has ears listen!” Then he added, “Take care what you listen to. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given—and you will receive even more.” (Mark 4:23-24) As we move forward to the end of the year, we have some choices to make about the words we say […]

Listening to Each Other

Ted Talk by Anand Giridharadas

Fearing Love

Why do we fear God’s love so much? It’s so easy for us to point out the sins of our brothers and sisters, so effortless to gossip about this one’s failings, that group’s lifestyle, another one’s fall from grace. So uncomplicated to express our self-righteous opinions on a red cup, a God-given right (when it’s […]

Love and Fear

Like footprints in sand washed away by an incoming wave, fear, when allowed to be overcome by love, will be washed away completely. God’s ocean of love, if allowed into the heart, will cleanse us of fear – the fear that cultivates hate, condemnation and division. I am convinced God’s unfathomable, immeasurable, indiscriminate love and […]

Fear: a Stumbling Block to Love

Earlier this week I wrote a guest post for my brother Paul at Just me being curious. I decided to repost it here in an expanded version after ruminating on the subject a bit more. Fear: the opposite of Love For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and […]

The Turtle

The struggle to remain in your embrace When burdened with life’s worries, grief and fear Becomes a hindrance all too commonplace Thought first it was horrific and severe. Oppressed beneath the weight of my disgrace Ashamed, to you I no more could adhere Allowing load and mass to sway my gait I let affliction incapacitate. […]

Blessed Are The Pure

Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God. Matthew 5:8 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is pure. That’s the most important thing about it. And that’s not all. It also loves peace. It thinks about others. It obeys. It is full of mercy and good fruit. It is fair. It […]

Walk by Faith, Not by Fear

“Two men went to the temple to pray.” “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.” […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

Even Apostles Get Annoyed The physician Luke, who wrote the gospel of Luke and the book of Acts, records a moment when he, the apostle Paul, Silas and Timothy were preaching the Good News in Philippi. For several days, they had been followed by a slave girl who was possessed by a demon, and given […]