You know this verse like this: “perfect love casts out fear”, but it’s nice to read it in a different translation, so we can let it fall fresh on our spirits.
“God is love,
and the man whose life is lived in love does, in fact, live in God, and God does, in fact, live in Him.
So our love for Him grows more and more,
filling us with complete confidence for the day when he shall judge all men—
for we realize that our life in this world is actually His life lived in us.
Love contains no fear
indeed fully-developed love expels every particle of fear,
for fear always contains some of the torture of feeling guilty.
This means that the man who lives in fear has not yet had his love perfected.”
1 John 4:18 Phillips
I love this phrase: “we realize that our life in this world is actually His life lived in us”. Wow! What kind of pressure does that take off of you? Your responsibility is to be obedient in the call of God on your life. Your responsibility is to walk in love toward all people. Your responsibility is to demonstrate the love of God shed abroad in your heart. Your responsibility is to be a child of God. (Breathe in a big sigh of relief – you can do that!)
Is there anything you can’t conquer with God on your side? Do your best and leave the results up to Him – it’s His life anyway! Stay in your pajamas and leave the make-up off for a few more minutes this morning – get comfortable and tell the Lord your dreams. Even better – let Him tell you His!
Releasing yourself from responsibilities that don’t belong to you, that’s a treasure. Let me put it another way: firing yourself from God’s job and just being His child (insert huge sigh of relief here!), that’s the best! Praying you’ll be able to just be His today ❤