MY LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL
SUNDAY AUGUST 15, 2021
CAST OUT FEAR
MAIN TEXT: ROMANS 8:15
“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father”.
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the Spirit of fear: but of power and of love, and of a sound mind”.
Fear is one tool the enemy finds most useful in making the children of God suffer failure, pain and destruction of destiny. Many a time, the things people are afraid of are not real, they become afraid of things which should not instill fear in them. Certainly, there are some situations that are truly terrifying but the Lord our God still charges us not to be afraid.
He wants us to know that with Him backing us up, nothing and no situation can have us at its mercy. Isaiah 41:10 says “fear thou not, for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee, yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Fear is an enemy, it paralyses the potential for greatness.
The bible says fear has torments (1 John 4:18). Fear makes a fellow lift his or her situation higher than God. There are many reasons we cannot afford to be afraid of people or ugly situations/challenges in our lives. Proverbs 29:25 says, “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be saved”. Another reason, we should not be afraid of any man or thing is that God is with us. His name is Emmanuel (God is with us).
IF YOU DON’T FEED YOUR FEAR, IT WILL STARVE TO DEATH.
Prayer: Father help me to be courageous, to overcome fear, don’t let me lose my faith in the mighty name of Jesus Amen.
BY BISHOP DR NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INT’L)BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: firstname.lastname@example.org.