Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Living off Fear

I really don't pay much attention to current events. I prefer it that way... in fact I make a point to not watch the news. It's not that I don't want to be informed, I would just rather hear both sides of a situation before I make my mind up about something (and I don't remember a single time when the news broadcast has spoken on both sides and allowed you, your own view). Normally, I would say, they find something that might put a couple people in danger (somewhere in the world) and make you feel like you're one of them. American's are fed by fear. I just choose not to partake in the feast.

I'm a little surprised by the people that are really afraid, though. It's the Christians... the ones that claim to have the power of God (GOD!!!!) by their side. I'm a Christian, I know what I believe, and to me, it seems silly to be in fear's grasp. It's paralyzing!

It seems to have been this way sense I can remember. When I left for Mexico (for two years) people from my church were upset and couldn't imagine why I would leave the US when there are people in our own neighborhoods that need to be saved. It is true... there are, but that's not what I was called to.

** In my eyes, American's have all the resources they need to come to Christ. In my eyes, it's a stubbornness that keeps them from the Lord. That's why I don't make a great missionary here in the US (I just don't have the compassion for the rich that I do for the poor). **

A couple months ago, just after the results came in of the presidential election, most of my bible study group walked in looking defeated and somewhat sick. They kept shaking their heads and saying "scary times, we're living in scary times". I really don't know if Obama is the anti-christ or the "hope" that our country is looking for. But Am I the only one that is a little excited at the prospect that he might be "the one" (anti-christ)? We could be witnessing amazing prophecy right here, right now.

** I'm just thinking what is there to fear??? GOD'S ON OUR SIDE... we're on the right side (and by the way if it's foretold by God that there will be an anti-christ, than there will be... we aren't going to stop it). **

The most recent thing that has been brought to my attention is the Mexico scare. When people found out that we were bringing our daughter to Mexico with us on a little short term missions trip.... THEY FLIPPED!!! Even if we were going to be in some kind of danger (which we weren't) is that supposed to stop us from serving the Lord? We are only on this earth for a short time, and if God calls us to some place scary we will go (and we will bring our kids) because God, not fear, is in control of our lives.

** "The only thing to fear is fear it's self" **

an earlier post on fear: State Side: The Fear Behind it


Anonymous said...

Good on ya for trusting that God is on your side. Don't drink the water.

Sheri said...

2 Timothy 1:7- "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

And my personal favorite: Romans 8:31 - "If God be for us, who can be against us?"

Sometimes it scares me to think of raising children in our present world, but then I remember that God knows and loves us and will help us to accomplish our good and righteous desires.

I enjoy your blog, by the way!! Hope you get feeling better soon. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Listen, here's another thing: (in case you didn't know) I live in a "tropical paradise" but right now, their having gang wars in down-town Honolulu. People are getting shot down in the street with AK47s. I thought if I moved out of the LA area my kids would be safe... hmmmm. I don't care where you're at, you're still going to need divine protection.

Brittney Harmon said...