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F.E.A.R. – a little homework

Yesterday our Pastor preached a sermon on fear and how people of the Bible had times of fear. Great fear just like we do at times. Pastor used some standard acronyms for fear and for faith but toward the end he changed it up and did some of his own acronyms that were different – using the word “fear” to make versions that would empower rather than just define. We were to do the same as homework – to make an acronym from the word “fear” that would strengthen us and encourage us during our own times of fear. So this is mine.

focus on Jesus


F.E.A.R. – Focused Expectation Assurance (&) Reverence

My F.E.A.R. Acronym to meditate on when I am fearful so that fear will not stop me in my tracks but can instead be used to empower and strengthen my faith.

From that exercise the following was added – taken from the words above. It just seems to all fit so well…and sure is something good to meditate on. Thank you Lord when you use the pen I hold in my hand to speak to my heart.

Turn your fear into F.E.A.R. – Focused Expectation Assurance (&) Reverence

FOCUS on JESUS
FOCUS on JESUS with EXPECTATION – That is HOPE
FOCUS on JESUS with ASSURANCE – That is FAITH
FOCUS on JESUS with REVERENCE – That is LOVE

FOCUS on JESUS

Faith, Hope and Love…but the greatest of these is LOVE which casts out ALL fear.

“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” – 1 Corinthians 13:13
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” – 1 John 4:18