Romans 10:17 New King James Version (NKJV)
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
2 Timothy 1:7 King James Version (KJV)
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Daily, if we put on the full armor of God, we can protect our minds and souls. God has not given us the spirit of fear and it's important to realize who tries to make you feel fearful. It's not God who scares you and wants you to rest in his peace. Building your faith is important and we learn by hearing things. I like to hear stories of God's amazing grace and his power. Yet, I know there are things that happen that do bring us a scared feeling inside. When that happens, we stir up faith and know that God is able to help us. Just like when I had my heart attack. As I laid on the bed in Emergency, I had to tell my brain that God was in charge no matter what I felt. I had a choice to trust the process of getting better. I called upon my family and friends to pray. I know that prayer changes things and helps us walk through life.
NO FEAR INSIDE ~
Putting on the full armor of God daily
Ephesians 6:10-18 New International Version (NIV)
The Armor of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.