A Fearless Kind of Love ~ Kim Dent

 

For God did not give us a spirit of fear

but of power, of love and of a sound mind.    

2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

 

“Fear is not from God… We need to exercise faith over fear…

There is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear.” I’ve heard so many quotes, scriptures and sermons encouraging me to stop being fearful, I’ve almost drowned it out.

 

Why does God consistently tell us “do not fear”? I have a hunch it’s because “fearful” is our fleshly mode of operation. I know it is for me. Power, love and a sound mind are traits that do not come naturally for me. These gifts are imparted to us by The Lord and, like all gifts, they must be opened in order to enjoy them. Today let’s consider opening the gift of Fearless love and what that may look like.

 

I have struggled with the scripture in 1 John 4:8 (NIV) There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear… Mainly because I have felt fearful in love! I bet you have too. I have been fearful of not being “enough” to keep the heart of the one I love. I have been betrayed by beloved family members and, no doubt, I too have disappointed and hurt loved ones. But the root fear that hides behind all of these scenarios is the ultimate fear of losing love or worse—not being loved at all. Can you relate?

 

I read the words; God did not give me a spirit of fear and I remember that I have a cunning enemy who wants only my destruction. Fear is not of God. I see that fear is keeping me from living authentically, connecting wholeheartedly in my relationships and thwarting my ability to give and receive love… even love from God. I recognize that my heart and soul— the core of my being, have fallen into a state of neglect where fear has had the upper hand. My fear will continue to keep me bound up until I Release it to Jesus for transformation.

 

I need Restoration! An impartation of God’s truth and love to heal the wounds that keep my fearful heart locked down tight. I don’t want to live in fear. I want to love wholeheartedly and courageously. I want to open and enjoy the gifts available to me!

You too?

 

There is hope for our neglected and fearful hearts! His name is Jesus and He is the Lover of our souls—no matter their state of disrepair! He longs to impart a divine, fearless kind of love to us. God alone can accomplish this heart work in us, but it will require some action on our part.

  1. Recognize your heart wounds and your need for healing.
  2. Release your healing journey to the Holy Spirit.
  3. Be Restored to live the abundant, courageous life God designed for you!

 

You can go to Jesus right now and ask Him to begin a heart renovation in you! He longs to spend time with you, but He is a gentleman and will not come

un-invited.   Will you let Him tend to and care for your heart?   Will you allow Jesus full access to the secrets of your precious soul and let Him begin the adventure of soul-deep healing? The choice is yours but if you do, you will be moving toward living abundantly and purposely within the Fearless Love He has for you!

 

Until next time, love fearlessly my friend!

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