Today , being the Fourth of July, gives us all pause to reflect on our freedom and we should be so grateful. Even deeper in thought is the desire to have freedom from fear of lack or limitation of good. So many of us are fearful about health, finances or relationships and this certainly can feel like bondage!
In I John 4:18, it reads ” There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in Love.” Obviously, that is not talking about human love, which is so limiting, but God’s Love, which is all-encompassing. When engulfed in fear, the question we must always ask is “Where do I need to Love more?” Love is always the answer.
Briefly, yesterday I gave into self-pity, which is a bottomless pit! Attempting to become adjusted to newness all around after bringing my husband home from the hospital , error or evil wanted to frighten me with “what-ifs”, limitation of normalcy, dread, etc. Then, I was awakened to the Love expressed all around us. Friends and neighbors are praying, bringing food and well wishes. Have to keep my focus on God!
“He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:2-3
The slimy pit is only “self-pity” which I do not have to entertain at all. Gratitude and humility fill my heart today.
Recently, my husband and I were driving the back roads through the Hills and taking in the beauty of the wildflowers, which was breath-taking. As my heart filled with gratitude for this sight, I thought of how all of this color was certainly not taking the color away from other views that I could not see. Then, I realized this thought included all of God’s Good and there can be no limitation of Good anywhere! Where there is gratitude and humility, there is health, supply, Love and all Good.