The definition of afraid is: to be fearful or apprehensive about an unwanted or uncertain situation. Last weekend, I was afraid, until I prayed and asked Jesus to help me. I was less than 3 miles from my house when slush caught my wheel and sent me spinning and into the ditch rolling with my van. My two little boys were securely buckled in their seatbelts and were unharmed. I am so thankful to have seatbelts.
It is so amazing how Jesus makes it possible to transform our attitude with prayer. Mark 5:36b says, "do not be afraid, just believe". I am afraid too often and even though I do not want to admit it, it is because I am not believing God to be who He says He is and do what He says He will do.
In Matthew 5:36, Jesus says, "Oh you of little faith, why are you so afraid?" I would have to say because I am not trusting. I need to boldly come before the throne of God, repent and say, yes, Lord. I trust you. Please have your way. He is always good and the giver of all good things. His will is perfect. I need only trust and obey.
I am thankful that sanctification is an on-going process, instead of a 50/50 chance to make it or break it. I am thankful that my sins are as far away as the east is from the west. I am thankful to know that I am secure and that I love Him, because He first loved me. I would be in a very bad place without God calling me to salvation!
I would say that as Easter is approaching, remember that the season is truly about what Jesus did for us on the cross. Without the finished work of Jesus dying on the cross for our sins by shedding His blood, we would not be able to know God and escape the wrath of hell, which is eternal torment when we die unless we know Him. If you believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins and rose again the third day and is alive today, then all you have to do is admit you are a sinner, ask forgiveness for all of the ways that you have broken His law, the ten commandments and you will be saved.
If you have just accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, don't be afraid to leave me an email. Let other christians know so that you can grow in your knowledge of Him. Jesus came to save all who would believe.
May God Bless You Richly as you walk with Him Everyday!
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