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[WORD OF THE DAY] PERFECT LOVE CAST OUT ALL FEAR-1 JOHN 4:18

Fear…it only “lives” when we have no relationship with love! Perfect love cast out all fear. Don’t be put off because you read the word “perfect” it only means (untainted). When we read this scripture in 1 John 4 :18 “there is no fear in love (dread does not exist) but full grown love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and so he who is afraid has NOT reached the full maturity of love (is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection)!” Whether in success, failure, or life in general fear has no part in you. But we must MATURE in love in order to cast fear out. Remember fear comes to attempt to thwart the plan of God for your life. Choose love in every situation. Do not convince yourself through human logic that because hard times have come that love is meaningless, not enough, too confusing, etc…rather understand that maturing in LOVE is the answer to every issue!

Nothing matters if you don’t have love!!

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SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY-MATTHEW 14: 26-31

“And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified and said, It is a ghost! And they screamed out with fright. But instantly He spoke to them, saying, Take courage! I AM! Stop being afraid! And Peter answered Him, Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water. He said, Come! So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water, and he came toward Jesus. But when he perceived and felt the strong wind, he was frightned, and as he began to sink, he cried out, Lord, save me [from death]! Instantly Jesus reached out His hand and caught and held him, saying to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14: 26-31, Amplified)

Good morning everyone. I just wanted to take a moment and speak concerning this scripture reading today. As I was listening to the word as I drove this morning…when this particular passage came up, I could just hear the Holy Spirit begin to speak. If you will read this passage again, I want you to see how FEAR, (or becoming frightened) can hinder you from getting to where God has planned for you to go. Yes, I’m speaking about your God ordained destiny. The disciples were in route to the OTHER SIDE as they were directed by Jesus to go before Him (as He went up into the hills to pray alone). Now understand, Christ gave them a distinct command…”get into the boat and go before Him to the other side…Matthew 14: 22). First off, we all should know and understand that when Christ gives us an instruction..He has already prepared the way and He has taken care of everything that would come against you on the way. The disciples ran into some “troubled winds” along the way..and it caused FEAR to begin to “control” their soul (mind, will, & emotions). How many of us, have gotten a command from God to go down a certain path, but just when the “smooth sailing” stops and the water get’s rough, we forget all about the command and begin to focus on the obstacle before us?

Then there is Peter! I can only imagine what he was thinking when He looked and seen Jesus: WALKING ON THE WATER! Well he had enough faith to at least start the “journey” or “get out of the boat”..which was more than the others, but what happened…HE PERCEIVED (became aware of, identify by means of the senses) and FELT “trouble or fear” and he lost FAITH. See when the Holy Spirit gives us a word from heaven…we receive that word, and we are on fire to get it done, yet at the first (flesh moment..meaning we step out of faith in God, and begin to look at the limits of man) we quickly begin to sink (to death)…because to me…to live this life (according to your own intelligence & abilities) is ignorance..and is the equivalent of SETTLING. When we all know that the plan that God has for our lives is the most satisfying that we could ever enjoy! Jesus wanted them to understand that there is nothing greater than I AM! The fact that He was there…meant FEAR was not…so He told them DON’T DOUBT (FEAR)! CAUSE YES YOU TOO CAN WALK ON WATER IF CHRIST BID YOU TO COME, IF YOU FEAR NOT!

The moral of this story is: FEAR IS ONLY REAL WHEN YOU BELIEVE IN THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT GOD SAYS! REMEMBER IT WOULD BE A TRAVESTY FOR YOU TO HAVE LIVED YOUR LIFE AND NEVER BECAME WHO GOD DESTINED YOU TO BE.-MARGO

 

Scripture Of The Day-1John 4:18

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”-1 John 4:18 I said that to say this, Perfect Love absolutely exists but you must mature into it. It’s that LOVE that truly forgives ( you know the one that forgets along with it…knowing that if it doesn’t the problem will surely rear it’s ugly head again causing more problems). lol It’s funny that God even wanted to make sure that we knew it did exist…so the best example HE could come up with was by saying GOD IS LOVE. that embodies the fullness of who and what love is…SACRIFICE & UNDERSTANDING THAT NO MAN IN THIS MORTAL BODY IS PERFECT, but PERFECT LOVE from man is ATTAINABLE.-Margo Do you realize how much easier life can be for each of us, when we understand what REAL LOVE is? There is something to be said about LOVE that is true, mature, and is everything that 1 Corinthians 13 says it is. But with God we must believe that it’s absolutely true! There is nothing like the love of God, and yet it is absolutely achievable for us, yes even in our mortal bodies. Why & how you ask? By the Holy Spirit that’s how. The bible also says in Romans 5:5 “Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.” See the love has been given to us by the Holy Spirit, so it’s there, but just like any gift from God, it must be nourished, tested, tried, and made mature. When your love is made mature, then you will see all the things in 1Cor13 come to fruition.-Margo

 
 
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