April 18, 2024 – 04/18/2024
4 – Creation and Things That Are Made
18 – Life More Abundantly

1 John 4:18 (NKJV): There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.


I believe that the way of Jesus Christ is as Erwin McManus puts it, “a barbaric and dangerous way.” When God calls us, He calls us to go out on a limb into risky, hazardous, and vulnerable places. When we play it safe, we give up relevance and become stagnant. I am authentically afraid of just spinning my wheels. I am not the lobster in the tank that just wants to blend in. Friends, neither are you.

King Jesus returns and steps foot on terra firma as the Commander of the armies of the Lord. Guess who’s with Him? You and I! Jesus didn’t only redeem us from sin, hell, and the grave. He caused you and I to be more than conquerors and empowered us to become the sons of God! We’re no longer bound by sin, and we’re no longer subject to the paralysis of fear—all thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ!

Declaration: Jesus, You have paid the price for me to be fearless in the face of fearful things. You have empowered me to do hard things and to overcome them! I will receive the crown of life because You have made me an overcomer, and a conqueror of the things that would torment me.

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