Who Rules the Roost: Faith or Fear?
Who occupies your house: Faith or Fear? Both can live in the same area, but they cannot control the same space. One will boot out the other. It’s much easier to let Fear rule the roost. As Beth Moore says in The Quest, “Faith is not as easy to come by as fear, but it is colossally easier to live with. What faith costs you in tenacity, fear up-charges you in misery.”
Fear runs around nervously, double-checking everything.
Faith can sleep peacefully.
Fear sits down only to fret.
Faith enjoys rest.
Fear locks the door and waits and watches.
Faith lets everyone in.
Fear, always looking over her shoulder, never accomplishes anything of value.
Faith calmly and joyfully goes about her mission.
Fear leaves hurriedly to do business but avoids others’ eyes.
Faith enjoys everyone’s presence.
Faith is a choice. If you don’t choose Faith, Fear is the default. As I’ve reminded you in posts about the refugees, “perfect love casts out fear.” I John 4:18
Here’s my verse for this winter: “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.” II Timothy 1:7.