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I chuckle when I scroll through Pinterest and see so many blog posts that boil life down to “3 Easy Steps to …” or “5 Quick Ways to …”. They’re everywhere.
Can the stuff of life really be fixed with 3 easy steps? I wish!
But on the other hand, I can appreciate a good practical to-do list if it will help me be productive.
So, today you get to chuckle at me – because I bring you 3 Practical Ways to Quiet Your Fear! Yep. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.
I hope my sons didn’t read that. If I had a nickel for every time I said … actually with inflation it should probably be up to at least a dollar by now. But I digress.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.
A good one for My Fear Verse Project, yes?
My first thought was … “casts out” is very descriptive.
Let’s do a little digging.
The New Living Translation puts the verse this way:
Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear.
And the Holman Christian Standard version words it this way:
There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear,
To me, that word “instead” makes more sense, doesn’t it?
“God is love (see 1 John 4:8), and the more you fill your life with God, the less fear you are going to have.”
Hey – we can do that!
1. Fill my life with more God.
Prayer, worship, reading the Bible, praise, church, serving, etc. – check.
Then I turned to my Life Application Study Bible to read what the notes had to say for that verse.
“If we ever are afraid of the future, eternity, or God’s judgement, we can remind ourselves of God’s love. We know that He loves us perfectly (see Romans 8:38-39). We can resolve our fears first by focusing on His immeasurable love for us, and then by allowing Him to love others through us. His love will quiet your fears and give you confidence.”
Ooo – we can do those too!
2. Focus on God’s immeasurable love for me.
We could look up all the verses showing God’s love for us – or print out 1 John 4:18 above and keep it visible – check.
Did you catch that last sentence of those notes? His love will quiet my fears and give me confidence.
Ahh. Does that sound nice or what?
3. Allow God to love others through me.
It’s feeling pretty good to have a list – a list of practical steps that will be easy to remember.
I take back my chuckling earlier.
Now, about our number 3. While we’re being practical …
Can I interest you in an old-fashioned paper thank you note to show some love to others? I thought so. Check!
My email subscribers received a free printable for these thank you cards featuring 1 Corinthians 1:4. If you would like to print your own thank you notes on demand, you can find them in my SHOP. Never buy thank you cards again!
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Here are the envelopes to match this size thank you card (2 per 8.5 x 11 page).
And speaking of thank you, I just want to take a moment and thank you for supporting me on this new journey that God is taking me on! I appreciate you more than you know!
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