So I woke up this morning and thought…you just wrote a whole post completely exposing the fact that you are fear-based! I hate knowing I am fear-based!
Fear-based is making all your decisions based from your fear. Not your faith. Not that the outcome is bad, but the motivation behind it is.
Fear is not something from God. Perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18) and since God IS perfect love…well, I’m so disappointed in myself.
My post on, Let It Be Me, should have been about compassion, not fear. It should have been about love. Jesus said, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’ – Matthew 25:40
He was talking about when we feed the hungry, or clothe the poor. That, THAT should have been my motivation!
My son doesn’t need my fear. There is no God in fear. Fear is the absence of God, and my son needs my God, not my fear.
So I’m doing a Do-over! It’s my blog, I can do what I want.
Yes, I have a heart for the homeless. Yes, I am excited to be partnering with my friend in making sleeping mats, because Jesus said,
“The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” – Mark 12:31.
This is where I want my motivation to come from. In all things, I want my love, Christ’s love, to be shown through me and onto others.
After the parable of The Good Samaritan Jesus asked, “Which of these would you say was a neighbor to the man?” and the man replied, “The one who showed mercy.” Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.”
This, THIS is faith-based. You see, you could be doing it all right, and yet get it all wrong.
When people look at me I want them to see Jesus. I don’t want them to see I’m a nice person, because I’m not. No one is good. Only God is good.
When you see a nice person you see one of two things, fear or Jesus. I pray when you see me, you see Jesus.
If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. – 1 Corinthians 13:2