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Angela
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« on: February 04, 2009, 06:59:09 am »

In my bible study group we talked about lectio divina. I used that approach with the scriptures for today. Once again the word fear came to me. I am learning that God is trying to work on the fears I knew I had and the ones I didn't even know were there lurking.

Here is an example of one of my fears. I drive an hour to work to a not so nice neighborhood. When my very reliable vehicle started to get around 70,000 miles I started thinking it was time to trade. The only reason was because I was fearful of breaking down plain and simple. I did not want another vehicle (I love mine), I did not want to go back into debt (we are working towards not having any), and this SUV has been so reliable and perfect for me. I just was fearful of breaking down. God spoke to me and asked if I trusted Him to take care of me. I then realized I doubted Gods ability to take care of me in ALL areas of my life. I have 82,000 on my SUV now and trust God will take care of me as I go to and from work.

One of the hardest things for me is to realize how fearful I have become. Anyone who knows me would say I am a very confident person. I am not sure when all this fear stuff crept in but I praise God for helping me to see how a fearful life is not glorifying to Him and He is walking step by step beside me.

Blessings!
Angela

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009, 06:40:51 pm »

I think the enemy like to use fear against us - good for you in recognizing it!  I get fearful to, about other things - usually with my children.  Then I realize that I can't really control all that much - I can be wise and make wise choices, but after that it's in God's hands.

Pray this:  Lord, I pray nothing would happen to me or my family that hasn't first gone through your loving hands.

You'll be much more confident after this prayer!
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009, 11:23:57 pm »

Thank you for the prayer. I will use it daily!!
God is amazing!
Blessings~ Angela
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