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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