Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Picture of Peace In Times of Fear

"For we have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind" 2 Timothy 1:7
I have been really contemplating this verse this week as I concentrate on "FEAR" in my book on visual healing through God. 

Just the words, "spirit of fear" make me think.  Fear is a spirit?  I never thought about it that way, but it must be true as that is what the Word says.  Fear is a spirit, and not only that, it also says... "For we have not been given a spirit of fear".   So... to bring it all together in my understanding, fear is a spirit that we have not been given.  Then why is there so much fear in the world?  I believe it is because we ALLOW this 'spirit of fear' into our lives. 

What happens when we allow it into our lives??? We become consumed with fear! 

God does not want this for us, that is why He did not give us 'the spirit of fear', no, he gave us a spirit of power, of love and of a sound mind!  Can we have love and peace when we are consumed with fear ~ I don't believe we can. 

God wants so much for us but HE does not want us to live in fear. 

So today, if you have any fear, take a look at it through God's eyes and examine it thoroughly... if fear is not from God, then it is from someone who wants to kill, steal and destroy us.  (aka - the Devil). 

Ask God to release you from the spirit of fear so that you can truly live a life of love and of a sound mind.

Hugs and many blessings to you.



Lisa D. said...

Fear is uninteresting to word to think on. I do love the colors you used on your piece.

Have a great day!

Jennibellie said...

Wow you've been up to some very beautiful and thoughtful work since my last visit Kelly, absolutely lovely, always enjoy seeing what you're up to, much love :) xx

Sandra Kaye said...

Thanks for the reminder Kelly!! hugs

Valerie said...

Thank you Kelly for the beautiful picture and message that expresses peace from Him, not fear. A great reminder for me today! Blessings and hugs to you!

An'Angelia Thompson said...

This is lovely, Kelly. ♥

Ophelia said...

Beautiful post Kelly!! Thanks so much for sharing this!! Exactly what I needed today!

Whimsical Folk Art Blog said...

I like this verse...thanks for the post :)

lilasvb said...

very nice

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

I shall never forget the day I too discovered that fear is a spirit. It changed my life, because now I knew I could resist it!

A wonderful posting!

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

PS. I just LOVE this artwork... the colours and the design are wonderful, wonderful!

An'Angelia Thompson said...

This is lovely, Kelly.