My husband and I took our 2 dogs on a walk to a local park today. While walking a woman passed by and said she loved my shirt. I had forgotten which one I was wearing but it was the one that has "LET YOUR FAITH IN GOD BE BIGGER THAN YOUR FEARS" in big colorful letters on the back of my T-shirt.
I'm home remembering the lady and why I picked this T-shirt out. It wasn't just because it was a Christian shirt but because it has a lot of meaning to me personally. I have stepped out of my comfort zone more in the past few years than I ever have an all for the cause of Christ. Just wearing a Christian T-shirt is a bold move for me as I was so ashamed and afraid that if I wore Christian shirts, someone would confront me but now I don't think twice about it. I'm proud to show my love for Christ even if it's just T-shirt. Her comment also made me think there were more that could read it and probably did but they kept silent. So, I don't know what seeds I may be planting and all because I've gotten rid of a silly fear of wearing a Christian T-shirt.
My biggest fear has been the fear of people. The park was booming with all sorts of people today and there was a time I would have not stayed due to only seeing the people and letting my fears take over. Today, all I saw was God's creations in the beautiful spring sunshine. I could hear the babbling of the river and the birds chirping without noticing the people. Yes, Christ wants us to notice people but there are times when He wants us to notice Him and what He can do. I didn't ignore the people and smiled and several passersby's, but most just kept on their way without a care if I was there or not. Today, all I saw was the beauty of God's creations and enjoyed the time spent with my husband and fur babies. How imprisoned I was when I didn't have a relationship with Christ. There were so many silly things I would worry, fret and be afraid of but now, my faith in Christ has definitely grown bigger than those fears. I'm loving the freedom in Christ I now have.
Put your trust in God. No matter how big or small your fear is, let your faith in God be bigger!
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love (1 John 4:18)