This is still one of my favorite posts, and in honor of this blog's near 1 yr anniversary, I thought I'd share it, enjoy!
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:18
He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love.
I will keep it brief today, but I just wanted to leave some words of encouragement, especially for those of us who have been debating about doing or producing something. Sometimes we allow our fear to cripple us and to convince us that what we plan to do is unobtainable, unmanageable, or just an imagination. I believe that God, the Creator, gives us creative ideas so that we can bring them to life. But we have to allow His love to drive out the fear so that we can go forward in what He has placed in us to do.
First, we have to believe that He does love us--and He does!
16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
But then, we have to receive His love and let is cover us. His banner over us is love. He's so bold that He wants to display His love for us to everyone. So, I encourage you to work on the things that the Lord has given you to do. Let His love drive away any fear that may cripple you, and let Him parade His love for you for all to see.
I pray that just from the reading of God's Word in this letter that many writers, artists, ministry leaders, and others are birthed.
Have a wonderful day in His love!