As I guided my Silverado slowly up under the shade of the oak trees I noticed that our favorite spot was also being enjoyed by many others on this beautiful spring day at the lake. It wasn't just picnickers, but an array of bikers, hikers, and horseback riders. A couple of retired folks were sitting on a shaded bench reading a book, and a mother, daughter team were fishing on the shoreline. Three dozen Canadian geese were making their presence known by sounds that come from their species alone. One pair of these Canadians were proud parents showing of their 5 little goslings all swimming in a row. Birds,butterflies and a pair of big white ducks made famous by the Aflac commercials topped off those in attendance
You know that is just what the enemy of our soul does to so many of us. He sneaks up on us in a time when we are thinking, "all is well - I think I've got everything under control". Then something happens, something goes wrong on the job, and you get blamed, Oh no, am I going to lose my job? Your child is no longer a child, and is involved with a crowd that makes you wonder, "Is their innocence lost?". It could be that police car in your rear view mirror, or a letter from the IRS that breaks the piece in your life and causes FEAR to raise its ugly head. I don't know what you might be experiencing that is causing that horrible feeling of FEAR to creep up into your life, breaking the peace and security that you felt yesterday, BUT I am here to tell you this - "FEAR IS A LIAR!"
Now the key words here are "Seeking whom he MAY Devour." Enemy of my soul, Let me make this perfectly clear... "NO YOU MAY NOT DEVOUR ME!" I said to the snake,NO YOU MAY NOT SCARE THESE KIDS, GO BACK INTO THE WOODS WHERE YOU BELONG," and you know I really think that this was just like Satan. The snake was a deceiver, his appearance alone will scare most people, but you see when I jumped down beside him, and he took off it was like he was more afraid of me than the girls were afraid of him.
Someone posted on Facebook the other night, "When Fear knocked at my door, I sent FAITH to answer it and there was no one there!" I say a big AMEN! Peter says it like this:
So when Fear knocks at your door my friend, whether it is a Black Rat Snake, a letter from the IRS, or just a lie from the Devil, Send FAITH in Front of you to deal with it and it will slither away just like that snake did from me. Our Savior, Jesus said it this way:
Remember, Jesus can help you walk in this truth - No Fear Here!
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This was first posted 6.74.13