Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fear of The Unknown

Fear of The Unknown by Keith Cook

"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel," Ephesians 6:19, 20

As Christians we are all called to share our faith with everyone we meet. Many take this command from the Lord and run with it. They are natural, they love to share their faith, and talk with others about Jesus Christ. On the other hand, there are others who don't share that gift. To them the Great Commission is just a command that they must obey and follow. These individuals are trying to work out their faith in their everyday lives. These individuals live in fear of rejection and the fear of the unknown.

In our world today, there are so many things that we don't know about.  We don't know what people will say, nor what questions they will ask. It grips our heart with fear to approach someone about their relationship with Christ.

This reminds me of babies and toddlers who are learning to walk and to get around in life. When they are scared, they automatically reach up to their mother or their father. They reach up to hold on to the parent's hand or leg to give them strength and stability. I remember when my son, Keith Jr., was young, every time he became afraid, or saw something that scared him, he would grab for me or my wife Joan. This was such a tender time for both of us.

When you get afraid, don't be ashamed; just talk to Jesus. Go to your Father and reach out for Him. When you are in the middle of a situation that is unknown to you or strange to you, you won't know what to do, you have the Holy Spirit there protecting, guarding, directing, and giving you the words to say.

Today, don't fear the unknown. You do know someone whose name is Jesus. He knows it all, the beginning and the end. Jesus Christ has sent you on a mission. Don't be afraid!

Daily Prayer Focus: Reach up to Jesus and pray that the Holy Spirit will protect, guard, direct, and give you the words to share as you seek to share your faith in Jesus Christ.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The follow-up of inquirers who come publicly and make decisions for Christ, write in for materials to grow in Christ, or who visit our website looking for help in following Christ. Pray for local believers, churches, parents, and friends who all will be used of God to nurture each and every one to maturity in Christ.

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