Are you scared?

I saw a trailer for a horror movie and I had to look away!! For the life of me I can’t figure why people will pay good money to go to a movie to get scared out of their skin! I have read that your body doesn’t know real from fiction and when you are sitting with your adrenaline rushing your body is in a fight or flight response and you are creating a situation in yourself of extreme distress as if you had an anxiety disorder! Now I know that if you are an adrenaline rush junkie you have just stopped reading, but if you haven’t, hang on a minute, let’s talk. God created us with this response so that we gain strength in a time when we desperately need it! Other wise he wants us to have peace! Psalm 119:165  Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. Does that sound like God wants us to have anything besides a peaceful life? Does he want us to be afraid of anything, including the devil himself?  2Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.  1John 4:17-18 God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love. We see that it is love, and knowing we are loved, that enables us to live free of fear and torment, and to have that sound mind! John 3:16 This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. 1 John 3:1 What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. But that’s also why the world doesn’t recognize us or takes us seriously, because it has no idea who he is or what he’s up to. A song says, “When He was on the cross, I was on His mind”, I like to think that He looked through eyes that were covered by His own blood and saw me on the day I was born in Greenville General Hospital! He knew me, He loved me, and He died for me. I feel ashamed of deeds, thoughts, attitudes, anything that I have ever done that has caused Him pain after all He has done for me. If you haven’t told Him lately that you love Him, why not do it right now?

Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God which surpasses understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Experience peace in Jesus name!

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