Fears, we all have them. Some of them menial. Some of them legitimate. Others we go out of our way to avoid.
What happens when we allow our fear of authority, our fear of punishment, or our fear of surrender stop us from truly seeking our Father who loves us.
Fear: An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
Can God stop our pain? Sure. Should we fear Him because He allows us to feel pain? Absolutely not.
The fear we are called to, is not actually fear at all. We are called to live a life of reverence.
Reverence: Deep respect for.
Deep respect. I believe this comes from a deep commitment. From a deep love. A love that we can only find when we are seeking the One who created it.
I’d much rather live a life of reverence than fear. A life lived in reverence is a life that chooses to show the proper respect to the One I live for. A life of fear is a life living on egg shells due to not knowing what is coming around the corner.
How about you friend? What is different between a life lived with reverence and a life lived in fear?