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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 14: Perfect Love


Who would ever think that I would be sad

that today is the last day of our 14 Day Journey on FEAR!

Leaving FEAR should be a day of REJOICING ,

yet this journey was about

FEARING GOD.

And as I was going deeper into

FEARING GOD,

GOD brought me DEEPER into my own FEARS

that were getting in the way of

FEARING GOD.

But isn't that what GOD does,

as HE takes you deeper into surrendering

ALL that gets in the way of fully

RECEIVING HIS PERFECT LOVE.

For FEARING GOD

is to

LOVE GOD with

ALL your heart

ALL your soul,

and

ALL your mind,

And guess what?

I have fallen

DEEPER in LOVE with GOD

because of FEAR!

Wow. Only GOD.

TO FEAR GOD is to LOVE GOD.

For when you

REALLY FEAR GOD

HE will extinguish the

FEARS of your heart

with

HIS PERFECT LOVE.

I am a different person from 14 days ago,

when I began to go deeper into FEAR.

I am in awe

of how GOD has set me

FREE

from so many irrational

FEARS,

because

HIS PERFECT LOVE

drives out FEAR~

"We need have no FEAR of SOMEONE who loves us perfectly; HIS perfect love for us eliminates all dread of what HE might do to us. If we are afraid, it is for fear of what HE might do to us and shows that we are not fully convinced that

HE really loves us" (I John 4:18).

I was AFRAID of GOD for most of my childhood,

that seeped into adulthood,

because I didn't know the REAL GOD.

I was like Eve in the garden after she ate the forbidden fruit,

hiding behind a bush in FEAR of GOD.

I hear GOD chuckle

because HE is always the winner in

HIDE & SEEK.

No matter where you may

HIDE,

HE SEES you.

And HE lets you HIDE,

yet HE does not stop

SEEKING.

HE waits for you to SEEK HIM.

And HE is always giving you opportunities to

SEEK HIM,

amongst all the distractions

that lure you blind you from

SEEING HIM.

But think about how quiet you get

when you are the HIDER.

You become so STILL & QUIET

so that the seeker won't find you.

But what if you become so

STILL

that you WILL hear the soft whisper of our

SEEKER

who gently invites you to

COME TO HIM,

as HE knocks on the door of your HEART

because HE wants to do LIFE with you.

HE WILL HIDE with you.

HE WILL CRY with you.

HE WILL BE ALONE with you.

HE WILL BE with you in your FEARS.

And because HE WILL,

FEAR washes away

because HIS LOVE takes first place.

So when FEAR comes knocking on the door of your heart,

FEAR THE LORD~

Let those who fear the LORD say: "HIS love endures forever'" (PSALM 118:4).

Oh to FEAR THE LORD

is to embrace

HIS PERCET LOVE that never dies~

"Give thanks to the LORD, for HE is good. HIS love endures forever. (Psalm 136:1).

Oh how I know this to be true

as THE FEAR OF THE LORD

saved my life~

"Come and hear, all you who FEAR GOD; let me tell you what HE has done for me. I cried out to HIM with my mouth; HIS praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished sin in my heart, the LORD would not have listened; but GOD has surely listened and has heard my prayer. Praise be to GOD, who has not rejected my prayer"

(Psalm 66:16-20).

Now that is my story, from the moment

I stopped HIDING from GOD in FEAR

and instead

FEARED GOD,

30 years ago,

when I RECEIVED HIS PERFECT LOVE,

who is JESUS.

Therefore,

let's enter

into the month of

MAY,

tomorrow,

LIVING FEARLESSLY LOVED,

through

the new DAILY DEVOTIONAL SERIES~

"FIRST THINGS FIRST"

(listen to the song below)


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