This time of year is full of talk about giving thanks. And although I am sure there are many people who are truly thankful for a variety of things in their life, what does the whole picture of their life look like? What does the whole picture of your life, or my life look like in the midst of us saying what we are thankful for?
Philippians 4:6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication…
He Said… But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the…
For each era, for each generation, each segment of people group, there is a version of the “real man”. For some, it is the farmer that can fix a fence, tractor, combine or anything else with just a pair of pliers. For others, it is the CEO of a Forbes 100 company. Some see those who could survive the wilderness with just a few items as real men, enter Bear Grylls.
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.
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.
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.