Man, it’s like pulling teeth, to get me to do a blog post these days.
Here’s a few things for the One Word/fearless thing:
- 10.12: from today’s Proverb reading (3:21ff): “…safeguard sound wisdom and discretion. So they will give life to you, and grace to adorn your neck. Then you will walk on your way with security, and you will not stumble. When you lie down you will not be filled with fear; when you lie down your sleep will be pleasant. You will not be afraid of sudden disaster, or when destruction overtakes the wicked; for the Lord will be the source of your confidence, and he will guard your foot from being caught in a trap.”
- 10.24: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27)
- The most common command in the Bible is “do not be afraid.” There’s a reason for this: we tend to be afraid. We’re afraid of uncertainty, danger, problems, the unexplained, the future. We’re afraid of God. And it’s futile to deny our fear or push it down by force of will. The way to deal with fear is to trust God, his Son, and his sovereign rule over the world in the midst of trials (Psalm 56:3; John 14:1; John 16:33). We’re invited to bring our anxieties to our loving Father who knows what we need before we ask (Matthew 6:25-34; Philippians 4:6-7).—from Focus on the Family
How about some more lists? Like, expensive things that seem to be needed one-after-another:
- new furnace
- new fridge
- new hot tub
- new mattress
- new couch (eventually)
Hmmmm… thought it was worse than that… but long enough list when they’re that category of expensiveness.
If only I’d blogged whenever the thoughts were going through my mind! Now, it looks like they’ve gone right out again… better luck next time.