SUNDAY 3RD MAY 2020
WORD FOCUS: KICK FEAR OUT
TEXT: Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee…..”
Incredible though it may seem, when Israel encountered difficulties in the wilderness, they wanted to return to their old life of slavery in Egypt. The security of the known was less threatening to them than the challenges of the unknown. So the Lord said to them, not once, but twice, ‘Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid… [of] them…the LORD your God will…go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor [forsake] you.’ Why did He say that? Because it’s in taking action that you overcome your fear! What area of your life are you afraid of? What pattern of fear are you experiencing now? Beloved God’s expectation is that you should engage the Spirit of faith, In other words feeding your faith with the Word of God. When you challenge your fears, you master them. When you wrestle with your problems, they lose their grip on you. When you dare to confront the things that scare you, you open the door to the future. A wise man once said, ‘Take the bull by the horns until you have him screaming for mercy.’ Almost without exception every man and woman in the Bible whom God called to do great things felt inadequate and told Him so. Then how did God respond to them? ‘I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand’ (Isaiah 41:10). Here is a profound writer’s insight we can meditate on ‘The desire for safety stands against every great and virtuous dream. Security, many times, is the first step towards stagnation. Boldness in vision is the first, second, and third most important thing. If you dare nothing, you should expect nothing.’ So whatever opportunity or obstacle you’re facing today, factor God in. With Him on your side, what you have is always greater than whatever you lack for you are complete in Him.
MEDITATION: 2Pt 1:19, Rev 1:10
ACTS 16;1-15/JDGS 2 & 3/JOB 34
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