Since we are taking somewhat of a break for the month September, yet still wanting to bring truth and encouragement, we thought a revisit to a previous post would be worthwhile. We pray you too are seeking your “rest” and searching the scriptures for the Lord’s leading and guiding in your life.
Rest is important for everyone. We know this yet we tend to push push push until we have no choice to take a break. So this month is our month of rest. What about you/
It is that shedding of light on the dark places and the things that you would probably otherwise not want others to know about you or your life. It can be that fear that leads causes you to sit paralyzed in your circumstances and not make a decision towards action because dealing with the truth seems way to difficult.
As we continue on our month of fear, we wanted to touch on a relationship with God. Trusting God can be an unknown and cause many not to seek it out.
Like many people, there are decisions that I have made in my life that I don’t necessarily like. These are decisions that I have made based more out of fear than based on wisdom. With every poor decision based on fear, my confidence in decision making dwindled to the point that I became fearful to make decisions.
No longer was I fearful of facing those things that could appear scary and unwanted, because now I knew who I was in the eyes of the Lord. I had no need to fear man any longer.
A month of fear. Recognizing it. Conquering it. Refusing to let it control us. Do we fear? Yes. Do we all experience some kind of fear? Yes.
It’s funny to me how my interest in cycling has somewhat mirrored my walk with the Lord. One has given me a healthy life and the other an eternal life. And as I learn more about the Tour, the more I see how we can learn from cyclists on the Tour de France for our walk together in our tour de la vie, or our tour of life.
The World Cup has played a very interesting role in our lives. Not a role of celebration, but rather one leading to bitterness, and then, through God’s grace, restoration.
In today’s world it is so easy to “show” your spouse that you love them. Hallmark has made a business of it. Jewelry commercials have, “I love you,” all over them. It is even easier to tell your spouse you love them. So easy, in fact, that many people have told their boss, friend or a complete stranger that they love them upon ending a phone call only to pause and turn red-faced in realization.