Fear Not

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I have been seeking the Lord constantly for the better part of a decade begging him, “Lord, your church is paralyzed by fear and that fear manifest itself as avoidance. What would you require of your servant, how can I possibly minister to your beloved that they do not have to be afraid?”

And every time the Holy Spirit takes me back to 1 John.

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.”‭‭

1 John‬ ‭4:18‬

The spirit of fear that manifest itself in avoidance is directly tied to lacking the love of Jesus Christ. We fear because we simply do not trust Jesus to do and be all that he says he is.

Brothers and sisters, fear not.

Do not be afraid.

The Lord Jesus loves you and is with you. Always. No matter what.

Even unto the end of the age.

He will never leave you. He will never forsake you. He will always love you.

Here’s how you can know with all certainty that hope in Jesus is a guarantee:

“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”‭‭

Romans‬ ‭5:6-11‬

About R Kyle McDaniel

Hey there! My name is Kyle McDaniel, I’m 39 years old and I live in Fort Worth, TX with my wife Kitty and our two kids, Henry 3 and Catherine 1. Both Kitty and I are “from” North Texas but have moved around here and there throughout our lives but this area has always felt like it was home for us. 1/7/2021: I figured it was time for an update. The four of us became the five of us this year as we welcomed our third child to our family, our precious baby girl Vivienne Coers McDaniel. Vivivenne means “alive” and Coers was my wife Kitty’s maiden name and it’s French meaning “heart/s” and it’s our faith the Lord will one day give her a new and living heart to fulfill the meaning of her name. Kitty and I met in December of 2010 and were married on July 28th, 2012. We had both come to know the Lord and be born again before meeting each other and have seen our relationship with Him grow and mature through the years of our marriage as we’ve learned to love each other as He has loved us. We are just a regular family I guess, just people who really need Jesus and love him very much. If you feel lead to reach out, please do so, we’d love to hear from you or anything you think the Holy Spirit would have you share with us. God Bless, Kyle
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