The motivation for serving Jesus and operating in the power of God is having the love of God functioning in and through us. “God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love” (1 John 4:16-18).
· Fear is destructive!
· It defeats the purposes and will of God from being fulfilled in our lives!
· We must face our fears and allow the love of Jesus to actively work in and through our lives. For it is LOVE that conquers fear!
It concerns me that so many Christians do not face up to their fears and ask God to teach them how to love people. It is through loving people that we demonstrate our love for God. We only love God as much as we love one another! Seriously consider this Scripture: “If someone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also” (1 John 4:201-21). Until we experience the reality of God’s love, then we will live a powerless Christian life. The power of God can never operate through a fearful person. Fear is a controller and takes the place of God in our lives!
Even our faith is to be motivated and working through love (Galatians 5:6). Therefore, the power of God is very much linked into the love of God. The more we know that God has chosen you and me to set up residence in, the more we will realize that wherever we go He goes with us. Therefore, divine possibilities, actions and works can be released out of us wherever we are and go! It is time we get set free of theories and get actively involved in being a worker together with God and seeing what He can do through a yielded and committed life that He lives inside! By: The Late Pastor Rodney W. Francis