Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Greatest Command

Last week in my Bible study I learned something. Not that I don't usually learn something, but this was profound. Do you know what the most frequent command in the Bible is? Think about it a minute. Love one another? No, that's not it. Love the Lord Your God? Not that either.

Give up?

It's do not be afraid.

Fear is a part of life. We all have fears. Some are big, some are small. The question is, do we let them rule our lives?

Lately, I've done just that. Oh, it wasn't a phobia or fear for my well-being. But I've learned that we have to face that fear, no matter how big, head-on. We may not be able to deny our fear, but we can certainly deny it hold over us.

You may say, "Well Mindy, that's all fine and dandy for you. But I'm fighting for my life."

I have good news for you. God is still bigger. And He is in control. Nothing will happen to you that He does not allow. We may not think it's fair. It may not make sense to our feeble minds.

I think of Kristy Dykes. A sweet sister in Christ. She lived a Godly life. From our earthly standards, we think how unfair it is that such a good person as Kristy would be taken so young. But through her victorious life AND death, countless lives were touched. Her death was part of her destiny.

Friends, we have a destiny too. Beth Moore said, "We can be one decision away from changing the story line and starting a new chapter." She was talking about life, but let me tell you, as writer, that one sure spoke to me.

We need to be bold. If God is for us, who can be against us? Rom. 8:31 NIV

4 comments:

  1. Excellent post, Mindy!

    Do not be afraid...

    I think I remember you sending me some words of comfort while my son was in Africa and I was definitely afraid! I'll go back to your post again when he goes again this summer. :)

    Missy

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  2. Every decision leads to another one.
    Angie

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  3. Great post, Mindy. I was surprised to read that "do not fear" was the most frequent command in the bible.
    The Word is timeless, isn't it...

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