Five Minute Friday – Fear Exchange

It seems we’ve exchanged the fear of God

For fear of man

Instead of fearing what God can do

We are afraid of what man will say

We choose to forget that God is Holy, Holy, Holy

Fail to call sinful what God has declared sin

We no longer have reverence and awe of God

Fail to declare His Word with authority

Instead of loving God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength

We desire the approval of man

Instead of worshipping God and feeding the flock

Churches have become places where the ungodly are not confronted about sin and repentance

Lord, forgive us for dialing down Your Word

Protecting people from the Sword of the Spirit

Forgive us for being harsh and unforgiving

Where You abound in mercy and grace

Lord, restore in us a reverence and awe of You

May we fear You Lord and begin to gain wisdom

Susan Wachtel

February 2, 2013

Even though it’s Saturday I wanted to participate in Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five MinuteFriday writing challenge.  Head over to her website “Lisa Jo Baker Tales from a Gypsy Mama”.  Be sure to read some of the entries from other writers.  I can promise you that you will be blessed.

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