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84 Fears?

September 8th, 2011

Once again I am late in the day for my post, so if you have been used to drinking your morning coffee with my thoughts, I apologize. I think I should be back on my morning schedule.

Well, while I was wasting time working this morning, searching for inspiration and motivation, I stumbled into these words:

The most often repeated command in the Bible: “Do not fear!” Our God is in control! Hallelujah!

Wow, that’s pretty interesting, so I decided to do some quick research. I am not sure that for sure its the more often repeated command, but I did find out that there are 84 occurrences of the command “Do not fear!” or “Stop being afraid!” starting with

1 After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision:
“Do not be afraid, Abram.
I am your shield,
your very great reward.” Gen 15:1 NIV

I am not sure about you, but I find this pretty invigorating and comforting. The creator of the world tell us via his communication with others on many occurrences that we should not be afraid as we go through life. That’s a cool thought, especially since we use that as a reason to not do so many times. And it appears it is something that I am writing about quite frequently. Or at least it seems that I have been writing a lot about lately.

I wonder what I seem to fear, and even more I wonder why I would – when I have a pretty good dude on my side. ( or I guess I am on his side!)

How about you?