Christ asked us to choose life, light, holiness. But it is our choice all others can do is make a request. And we say God does not allow us to have our own way - He is the one that said it was a good idea and then set the world and eternity up to respect it.
I love you all and pray that the veil be lifted from our minds, heart and visible surrounding. Persevere as if Today is the only day you have to show this world what you are fighting for. I know your intent will be on the "good fight".
I ask for you to see everywhere God is blessing you today - then write about it; share it with everyone that will give you opportunity.
Fears That Keep Us From His Presence
By Os Hillman
"Then all the people of the region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them, because they were overcome with fear. So He got into the boat and left." - Luke 8:37
Jesus did many miracles when He lived on earth. One of those miracles involved the deliverance of a demon-possessed man. The people of the community witnessed this awesome demonstration of God's power when Jesus commanded the demon spirit to come out of the man and go into the herd of nearby pigs. The man was healed and sat at Jesus' feet.
You would expect the people who witnessed this to embrace Jesus as one performing good deeds and to honor Him. The opposite was true. Instead, they were overcome with fear. Why? Many of us respond the same way to Jesus when He does an out-of-the-ordinary act among His people. We are fearful because we have never personally experienced this before. So, we draw wrong judgments. The result is that Jesus removes Himself from us.
The Lord is able to do far exceeding above what we think. Jesus does not remain in the places where there is fear of His goodness. It is often subconscious fears that prevent us from going to a deeper level with Him. The people in Gerasenes could not benefit from Jesus' presence because of their fears.
Have you feared Jesus because of what He might require of you? Have you feared that He might ask of you something you are not prepared to give? Do not let your fears drive Him from your presence. His motive is always love for His children. You can trust Him.