Follow & Fear

I have this fear of snakes. They simply freak me out. I don’t get how people can have one as a pet. I mean – they don’t have personality like a cat or dog right? I also know what it’s like to fear something I can’t see – like cancer. I watched my son do battle with this freaking disease and the cure nearly kills you. I remember going from fear to faith rather quickly. I’m still learning and growing from that crazy, bumpy ride. I’m learning what a healthy fear of the Lord really means.   Check this out…

“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”
 11 The Lord spoke to me with his great power and warned me not to follow the lead of the rest of the people. He said,
 12 “People are saying that others make plans against them,
       but you should not believe them.
    Don’t be afraid of what they fear;
       do not dread those things.
 13 But remember that the Lord All-Powerful is holy.
       He is the one you should fear;
       he is the one you should dread.
16 Make an agreement.
       Seal up the teaching while my followers are watching.
 17 I will wait for the Lord to help us,
       the Lord who is ashamed of the family of Israel.
    I will wait for him.
20 You should follow the teachings and the agreement with the Lord. The mediums and fortune-tellers do not speak the word of the Lord, so their words are worth nothing. (Isaiah 8:11-13;16-17;20 NCV)

 To fear the Lord is to have respect for the Lord. I respect Who He is and what He is capable of doing. He is the Creator of all I see and know. He can work supernaturally outside the laws of nature and physics that He created. I’m not afraid of Him because I’m so aware of His love for me. His love for me is astounding and sometimes leaves me speechless. I want to follow the Lord because of His great love for me. He has the keys to life in His Word and in His Will. He gives me the freedom to choose to follow or not.  I fear Him when I’m not following. He so wants me to love Him and show my love by obeying and following His Plan.  My Life Plan is to follow His Plan for me!

Pressing On!
Dwayne

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