Holy Fear blog it's been decided that this year will be represented by the words "be not afraid."
This is a transitional year for my family. Our only child will graduate from high school and leave for college in the fall. Immediately we have to get through the final papers, tests and celebrations in May. In the distance he needs to prep for life in the dorm. In the meantime we need to establish college money; where it will come from and how to intelligently manage it. Within all these things are so many unknowns.
Reading the blog, A Holy Experience, the author was expressing the same feelings when she reflected on the words “Be not afraid.” As I read that phrase, I too, felt an immediate peace. As an agent of the kingdom, seeking to be obedient to God’s word and call on my life, the exhortation to ‘be not afraid’ applies to me and my situation. Of all the unknowns that are before us I am a believer and if I am to remain obedient to His words I should ‘be not afraid.’ If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31.
These will be my ‘words’ for 2011. Whatever comes my way; whatever hill there is to climb, river to ford or forest to pass through (or; graduation party to throw, full-time job to accept or college bill to pay), I will be not afraid for God is with me. He is in my heart, in my mind and in my soul; He is my solid rock.
I’ll keep you posted on how obedient I am to this. My humanity alone makes this endeavour difficult, but for right now, I am safe and at peace; I am not afraid.