God’s Love Dispels Fear

 

Galatians 5:6b (KJV)  …  but faith which worketh by love.

Faith works by love. Just what does that mean? Is it how we love people that causes our faith to work? Certainly we are to love everyone because God has commanded us to  walk in love toward one another. 

John 13:34 (KJV) 34  A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 

There’s more to this scripture than the obvious. I believe that when you get a revelation of how much God loves you, it will change your whole attitude and dispel the fears that try to work.

1 John 4:18 (KJV) 18  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.

As you see, perfect love casts out fear. We are so precious to God. He gave His Best – Jesus – to ransom us back from our fallen state because He was unwilling to do without a family and we are it! What a joy and a rejoicing!

So, when you meditate on how much God loves you, and the price that was paid, it will surely comfort you to know that He has your back. 

I was meditating on that scripture one day and suddenly I had the “knowing” in my spirit that I was FREE from the fear of flying! It was so wonderful and it can happen to you!

Let God’s love envelope you and minister to you throughout the day and beyond!

1 John 4:7-8 (KJV) 7  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

Pamela

 

 

If you don’t start somewhere, you’ll never get anywhere!

Too many times we, in our zeal, want to bypass the nitty gritty of life and start right the top. “Why start in the mail room? I want to be the supervisor!” Isn’t that what people want? Maybe — but that’s not how it works. There are steps up the ladder of success and most of the time it means starting at a lower place than we would have chosen. 

That’s how it is with faith. When we get  born-again, we all want to be faith giants and many think they are. However, just as in natural life, spiritual things work the same way – one step at a time.

No one starts out with great faith. Everyone starts out with the same lump! It’s equal for everyone even though it doesn’t seem so at times.

Romans 12:3 (KJV) 3  For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Our part is to grow and develop until we have great faith operating, speaking to the mountains in our lives and commanding  them to be cast into the sea, never to return.

Mark 11:23 (KJV) 23  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

This is do-able for everyone but not everyone is willing to do what it takes: hearing, listening, studying, meditating, confessing and acting on the Word of God to cause the Word to get down into your spirit where it can grow and develop.

 If you put forth the effort, a lot of effort, you’ll surely be rewarded with faith that has grown and moves mountains, walking by faith and not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV) 7  (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

— Pamela

 

 

 

My Blogs

As an introduction to my blogs, I want you to know that I plan to write frequently, so be sure to check in to see what’s new. I might do a series of blogs so that each one isn’t too long  – like the first one! Also, my webpage is still under construction – still need a photo of moi! Working on it. The latest venture is that my new book is due out, hopefully, in March – The Power of Words. I’m excited about this book because it’s a continuation of my Faith 101 book. I will try to keep you updated about it.   — Pamela

Do Our Words Really have Power?

Words! How harmful can they be? After all, they’re just words. So what if I get mad and spout off! So what if I feel like having a pity party, murmuring and complaining about everything and everyone! It’s just words. Right? Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!

Jesus said that by your words you’ll be justified and by your words you’ll be condemned (Matt. 12:37). Which do you want?

Proverbs 6:2 says that we are snared with the words of our mouths. We are trapped by the words we speak – words of blessing, speaking good, or words of cursing, speaking evil, speaking negatively.

So, what about these words we speak. Does it really matter? It certainly does! Have you ever entered a room or visited someone’s home, and you could tell there had been an argument or a fight? You could sense it in the atmosphere. In fact, we say that you could “cut it with a knife.” That’s because words are containers. Just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they’re not real.They are VERY real. You can’t see thoughts but they’re very real.

On the other hand, have you ever visited a home and you could sense the peace of God lingering in the atmosphere? That’s because loving words had been spoken and peace was evident.

You see, words are very important to God. Everything He created, He created by the Words He spoke. When darkness was upon the face of the deep, God said, “Light be!” and light was (Genesis 1:3). Before He sent Jesus to be our Savior, He used prophets to speak Words prophesying the coming Messiah.

Proverbs 18:21 says that death and life are in  the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. That’s an awesome thing to be responsible for by our words – life and death!

When God says something, He means what He says. That’s why you can always know what God will do in any given situation because He will always do what He said He would do in His Word. Think about that!

How did you get saved? By words. You accepted Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross to pay the penalty for your sins so that you could be restored to a right relationship with Almighty God and go to Heaven. You did this by speaking WORDS (Romans 10:9-10).

So, I submit to you that if words can change your eternal destiny, then words can affect and change your present circumstances. Words are so powerful that they affect everything you do.

Let’s look at Mark 11:23-24 where we see Jesus speaking.  And we know that when Jesus speaks, His Words are important.

Mark 11:23-24 (KJV)
23  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

24  Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Now notice Galatians 6:7

Galatians 6:7 (KJV)
7  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Can you see that when you speak words, you are actually sowing? These words are seeds and will produce a harvest – whether for good or for evil. Wow! How powerful is that? Some of us need to speak “crop failure” to the words we’ve  spoken!

The bottom line is that we need to be mindful of the words we speak – all the time. We need to speak only what we want to come to pass. Let go of the negativism, doubt, unbelief, self-pity, and depression. Speak what God says: words of love, encouragement, health, healing, prosperity, and success. God is on our side and Jesus already bought and paid for us to enjoy the abundant life God ordained us to have (John 10:10).

— Pamela