Thursday, July 7, 2011

FOOD FOR THOUGHT - THURSDAY

FEAR (not)! (part 1)

I tell you what, everybody is worried these days. We are worried about not just the cost of food and fuel, but the future of our children. Politicians of every stripe and lie not only stole the treasure of our grandchildren, but spent THEIR future grandchildren - yet to be born - into oblivion! You look at college grads with no hope for a meaningful job, so they move back home. You look at just total insanity all around us, as previously sane people begin losing it....out of FEAR.

A fictional creature from Star Wars named Yoda has a quote which says " Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” While the Star Wars creator George Lucas is not a christian, this quote is not too far off from the Truth of Scripture. 

The Bible gives several directions - which ALL WORK - about how to live in the land of plenty and plentiful FEAR. But I recommend to always go to the Source of all Life - Jesus. He said: “
Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? (Matthew 6:25 ESV)

The word Jesus uses for "ANXIOUS" here is "merimnáō". What He actually means (by this word) is "dear child of Mine, do not let the troubles of this present age pull you apart on the insides, rip you to shreds with joy-killing worry, or distract you"! How about that! This one word used by Jesus carries a lot more weight that first thought!

Not just that, but when He said "pull you apart" He actually means (from His text) to NOT DIVIDE your attention away from what is truly important....which is Prayer, Praise and Proper positioning in the Kingdom of God....because if you do all these things as He just show us (by this ONE WORD)....we will be alright!

This is not whistling in the dark. This is Revelation from the True Light. You either believe it...or not. I believe it because it is a part of the fiber of a true believer in the Christ!

So Fear not - the Lord is WITH YOU!! RIGHT NOW...if you let HIM!

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