Listening to the Father’s Heart – January 23
Son, fear is a powerful emotion. I gave that emotion to you to protect you from things that might harm you. It is good for you to fear placing your hand over a fire or stepping over a cliff. However, there are other kinds of fear that I never wanted you to experience. I never wanted you to fear trusting me. I never wanted you to fear my ways. My son Job feared that calamity would come to his life. That fear led to an open door for the enemy to enter. Great power can be released through your thoughts. It is a form of faith. My son Solomon revealed this when he wrote these words: "For as he thinks in his heart, so is he" (Prov 23:7). Son, I want you to think differently. I want you to think on things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, and of good report. If there is anything praiseworthy—that is what I want you to meditate on (Philippians 4:8).
For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, and what I dreaded has happened to me. Job 3:25