DEVOTION: “Perfect love, perfect knowledge of God, of Jesus, brings me into a state where I have no fear. 1 John 4:18 – There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. – He is transforming my desires into what God desires, into a divine plan.” (pg 168)
Two parts to this devotion. One on fear, one on plan.
Fear. It paralyzes and cripples us, it makes us uncertain and sometimes hopeless. But…Jesus. This passage from 1 John does nothing but teach us that perfect love, the love of Jesus, drives out all fear. Leaves fear lying at the bottom of the mud puddle after the rainstorm. There is no fear with Jesus. There is no doubt with Jesus. There is no hopelessness, only hope, when Jesus is with us. Today. Don’t let fear take control of the situation, give the situation to Jesus.
When we speak on planning, on bringing God into the plan. We go back to the relationship that we have with Him. Is He in the relationship with you? Does He regularly have time with you to discuss the plan? How often do you sit and talk with God?
These are good questions. Questions that need answering. Questions that need to be discussed….with God.
Today be reminded that the plan is there. But…Jesus has to be involved in the plan. Has to be in the conversation.
PRAYER: Pray today about the plan. That God would drive out the fear so that the plan can be seen to fruition.