Fear

Matthew 14:29-31 (NLT) 29 “Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. 31 Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”

Acts 16:25-26 (NLT) 25 Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening. 26 Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off!

Fear has erected a prison around me, my heart, and my thoughts. I’ve been stifled by it. I’ve been in bondage, but if I take the time to get grounded back into what God has to say, then the walls begin to shake and begin crashing down. Then the freedom Christ promised me is lived in once again. Just like Peter, if I take my eyes off of Jesus to look at the waves crash around me, I begin to sink, and I yell, “Master, save me!”

The people who work for the government to identify counterfeit money don’t waste their time studying the fake bills. They meticulously study the true money, so that when they see the false, they quickly identify it as what it is and move on. That is what I must do. I must be so intimately connected to God’s truth that I can quickly recognize Satan’s lies and move on, and not let his deceit hinder me from what God has promised me!

I encourage you to read this blog about identifying counterfeit money and apply it to your spiritual life. What spiritual heights we could achieve and victories seen, if we quickly and efficiently identify the falsehood of the enemy!

Counterfeit Detection (Part 1)

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