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When we see God in ways other than the way He really is, it can cause us to be afraid to come to Him. He is not a stern Father who sits up in heaven just waiting for us to do something wrong so He can punish us. That is a lie and it can keep us in fear. He is the loving God who sent His Son Jesus to save us.  We need not live in torment.  It is God’s desire that we live in the freedom and knowledge that He loves us perfectly with an everlasting love.

The Lord:
“Beloved, you must quiet yourself and listen for my voice.”

“I have heard you calling me Lord, but I am afraid.”
The Lord:
“Of what are you afraid?”
“I am afraid that I am not doing things right. 
I am afraid that I won’t hear You.
I am afraid you will ask me to do something I don’t want to do.”
The Lord:
“Daughter, when you close the door to the Truth of My Voice because of fear, you open the door to the lies of the enemy. You have nothing to fear from Me.   I do not demand perfection. I will not abandon you and leave you to struggle alone.  I love you.   I long to spend time with you. You do not need to be afraid.”

Questions to ponder:
Is there something that is keeping you from listening to God’s voice?  Busyness?  Guilt ?  Fear?  Read the scripture verses that follow, then throughout the week determine that you will quiet yourself and listen for His voice.  As you are walking, driving to work, or in the quiet of the morning.  You need not be afraid.
He is waiting to hear from you! 

God’s Word

Ps 46:10
Be still and know that I am God. . . .

1 John4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment
John 8:44
…..the Devil. . . . . is a liar and the father of lies.(NLT)

Romans 8:1
There is therefore now  no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
John 10:27
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

 Jeremiah 31:3
The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee

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