Today it is Sunday and as most of you know I fear the Lord and have no other fear in my life that compels me to live. I began to pray this morning as I do every morning to my Father. I prayed desperately for my family to be compelled by my Father's love to go to church to worship our Holy Father. He has given us our new mind, redeemed our souls and given us our purpose for living on earth through giving us the gift of Himself through His Son on the cross of atonement if we have received Him we will have fear of who He is in our lives. Do we have fear in our lives and if we do what should we be fearing?
This morning my son was home from college, my husband was off from work, my daughter was off work with her two year old child, her fiance was off work, and me were all present and living in a two bedroom, one bath house. I am helping my husband and my children to know our Lord and they have no fear of who He is.They know I love my Lord more than anything in this world and put Him above everything in this world but I also know they do not. How do I know you ask, and is it my place to know and if I do know, what do I do and how do I respond to their lack of love and fear for our Heavenly Father? Do I speak his words he gives me? Do I pray continuously for them to turn to Him and for our Father in Heaven not to give up on them? Do I go to church by myself praying always that someday they will follow His love that he gives them and they give back to Him? The answer to all these questions is yes, through His Spirit of truth we will be doing all these for our friends and family. Those who wait on the Lord will be blessed.
Psalm 130 v4 But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.
Today I did not go to church to worship with others, today I stayed on my front porch and read His word, prayed with tears seeking His comfort and peace to assure me that he answers all my prayers. I told my Heavenly Father I knew my beloved children and husband had no fear of Him, in pleasing Him, in following His commandments, desires and purpose for their lives. Their fears were pleasing others, themselves, pleasing their own stomachs in what they wanted to be fed with. They had good intentions, they never sought out to live an immoral life, they worked hard, completed their responsibility on earth but not the one that truly matters in Heaven. To acknowledge our God and our Father was not their main concern or their main relationship on earth. Knowing this by their behaviors, actions, and words I pray always and give His instructions and words when he leads me by the opportunities He gives me with each relationship.
Proverbs 3v5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
My children and husband have been blessed many times by our Father due to answered prayers from His faithful servants he works through. It is my fear for them that they will not acknowledge where the blessings come from and give more of themselves to Him to lead, and grow with His presence within which gives all of us more fear to please Him above all things on earth to do His will in our lives. This is the relationship with Him that gives us our true identity within ourselves.
I pray that they will have fear in the Lord which they do not posses at this present time. Not a fear to be afraid of Him, but a fear of losing the faith, hope, love, peace and joy he gives all who believe in Him being their Savior and Lord. I pray they all receive this love an grace that introduces the fear of who He is in all the earth and in Heaven.
Deuteronomy 31v13 Their children, who do not know this law, must hear it and learn to fear the LORD your God as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.
I was a rebellious child myself that my Lord redeemed and brought me to Him through the cross with our own going receiving and giving, never leaving relationship. I did not raise my children to have fear of our Lord nor did my husband truly have fear of the Lord, but we knew of Him but had no fear of Him in who He was as our Savior and Lord. We both had not receive His understanding of who He truly was, is and always will be.
Proverbs 1v7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
For me and my house for many years had not received true knowledge of who he was and when I received His knowledge of who He was I never wanted to loose it. Whether each person has received His knowledge will be evident of their fear in who He truly is and will be present in their behaviors and the words that they speak. God describes those that have been given His Spirit of wisdom in Proverbs 2. (read proverbs 2)
If you are someone that have accepted my words through my Holy Spirit you will be storing my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom, applying your heart to my understanding, you will be calling out for my insight, you will cry aloud for my understanding, you will be looking for it as silver and will be searching for it as for hidden treasure. Then you will understand the fear of the Lord because He creates these desires in you and you will fear not having them.
For Him to be our Lord is to fear not completing His desires He puts in our hearts our soul, to complete His will and purpose in our life. If there is no fear, has His presence been truly known and experienced living in us?
Through our Savior we receive the Spirit of God that teaches and reveals our purpose.Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior so His love and faith is given to us to compel us to do what He puts in our heart in completing His desires. Jesus ask us, "Why do you call me Lord, Lord and not do what I say?" Means you cannot call me Lord, Lord and have no fear in losing His love, no fear in hearing Him above everyone else, no fear in completing His commands, and no fear in receiving more faith to compete His purpose and His desires in our lives.
For us who have family and friends that do not truly fear the Lord, God gives us this promise, Deuteronomy 31v32 The Lord gave this command to Joshua son of Nun; ( has he gives us) "Be strong and courageous, for you will bring the Israelites into the land I promised them on oath, and I myself will be with you."
Today if you have no fear of God then today turn to Him and receive His nature, His behaviors through His Son Jesus Christ from His atonement for us on the cross. If you have no fear of Him being your Lord in following His commands and His decrees than He is not living in you not can he work through you to help others know and have fear of losing His gift of Himself living in them.
Luke 12v5 But I will show you whom you should fear; Fear him who, after the killing of the body, has power to through you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.
His love is what compels us to believe, to be obedient to Him with what He puts in us for our benefit and the benefit of others. I am asking you to please pray for my family as I pray for yours that all of us keep the fear of the Lord so He will keep us from all fears through His love that he gives us through His Son that guards our hearts. With His love and grace given to you always.