Listen to “No Longer Slaves” by Jonathan and Melissa Helser of Bethel Music
Simply put; God is love and God is perfect. And when we accept Him into our hearts as our Savior, His perfect love now lives in us and through us. Where there is perfect love, fear cannot exist.
1 John 4:18 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.
This is tough because as a Christian I know first hand the fears, worry, anxieties that have overtaken me. But God’s love that lives in us is not just some magic fix. We have to accept His love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. We must seek Him daily, and be in an active relationship with God. Then we will see the fruits mentioned above.
And further more, it’s our choice to react and handle situations with love or with fear. IT IS OUR CHOICE! He offers His peace, but it’s our choice to accept it, remember it, and hold on to it. Jesus, our Savior, is Lord over everything, even our fears! These fears in our lives only have a handle to cling to if we indulge them. So look the other way; look up!
Galatians 4:6-7 Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba (Daddy- how intimate!), Father.” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
Remember that you are no longer a slave to fear; bound and shackled like a filthy prisoner… You are a child of God; an heir of the King Most High!!! Walk in it my friends!
Lord, You are the King, Most High! I exalt You and Praise Your name, Jesus! In Your name… the name of the King… I proclaim that I am not ruled by the spirit of fear; I am ruled by perfect love! And I believe that Your perfect love casts out ALL of my fears!!! I am no longer a slave because I am Your child! You are my Father, my Daddy, my King and my Savior! There is no room in my life for darkness, because I am full of the light that is You! Praise Your Holy Name! Jesus, my Lord…the Lord of my emotions… I lay myself before You to be cleansed and broken free of everything that holds me captive! And I will not bow to these fears. I only bow to the One True King, Jesus!!! Amen!