Fresh Hope – 22nd June 2017

‘Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.’ Proverbs 29 v 25

Here are 10 things from my own journey that fear causes.

Fear causes us to reduce the size of God and elevate the size and opinion of man.

Fear causes us to go in the wrong direction – usually backwards.

Fear causes us to stay quiet when we should speak up.

Fear causes us to be passive about an issue that that God has clearly broughy to our attention.

Fear causes us to seek a consensus of opinions, rather than really seeking the voice of the Holy Spirit.

Fear keeps us from engaging with the broken, the hurting, the misfits and the neglected in our community, because we fear they will mess up our lives.

Fear causes us to refuse to embrace change because we care more about being comfortable than being conformed to Christ.

Fear causes us to control things and take matters into our own hands rather than trusting God and trusting others.

Fear causes us to conceal our sin rather than confess our sin.

James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Fear causes us to seek the easy decision rather than the right one.

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.

Pastor Mark

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