The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.
Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. (Romans 8:11-16)
(27/365 days of Fear Not)
Sometimes I forget.
I forget that this life I’m living is only a vapor.
I forget that this life isn’t about me.
I forget that this life I’ve been given is a gift from the One who also breathed the stars into existence.
I forget that the Creator of the universe knows my name.
I forget that my heavenly Father knows the number of hairs on my head and the word I’m about to speak before it’s formed on my tongue.
I forget that He who lives in me is greater than he who is in the world.
Sometimes I forget.
But more often, at least in recent days, as I abide in Jesus, I awaken to His presence within me and around me.
More often I claim His promises.
More often I seek Him with all of my heart and all of my soul.
More often I love Him with all my heart, soul, mind and strength.
More often I cast my cares on Him.
More often I live by faith and not by sight.
I am a child of God and His Spirit dwells in me and guides me.
No longer do I need to live fearfully.
As I greet each day I know that I am living out the purpose that God sealed in my heart even as He knit me together in my mother’s womb. I am fearfully and wonderfully made and that includes the good works and the dream that God created for me and calls me into each morning.
Take that, fear.