Fear Not and Hold On
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10 (NLT)
If there were ever a verse to ponder at this time of year, it would be this one. We must remember that we do have an adversary. Satan’s desire not only wants to hurt you physically, he wants to kill your joy, crush your spirit and strain your relationship with God. Paul talks about this battle in Ephesians 6.
11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this darkness, against evil, spiritual forces in the heavens. (Ephesians 6:11-12 NLT)
Did you know that God uses the term “Fear Not” 365 times (one for each day.) God reminds us that we are not to fear the Devil, our circumstances, our future, our mission. Yes, we experience a rich and satisfying life that is filled with blessings but also trial and faith building.
Take a moment to get online with God and ask Him to show you His purpose for your life. If you already know your purpose, ask for a fresh fire. If you are under attack, fear not and hold on!