February 8, 2010
“After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I [am] thy shield, [and] thy exceeding great reward”. Gen 15:1. This is the Word of the Lord to Abraham, before he had his name name changed. Abraham, the Father of Faith is the first man to receive the command from the Lord to Fear Not!
When we walk in Faith doubt will always come alongside, it will always show itself to us as we begin to walk in faith. The enemy will use doubt to bring fear, and as fear gets a foothold it will bring us to a stop, and in many cases a paralyzing dead stop. Remember as Paul so succinctly tells us, “God has NOT given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love and a sound mind”.
As you obey the command to “Fear Not” and walk in faith to accomplish what we are called to do, there is great reward.
Remember that there are no men in the bible that were born great, rather they learned to walk in obedience, and were thus able to accomplish great things.