The LOFT – One Word for 2015

It’s The LOFT time again! The Loft: A weekly Hangout and Link Up for Christian bloggers

Graphic by Kerry Messer

One word.

No.

Whatever confronts me in this 2015, whatever requires a response, I want that response to be based in faith. And so as a steady rule of thumb, if an instant response is demanded, tomorrow is too late, got to tell me now, and I don’t already have a clear direction of faith about it … well, then the answer is NO. Just No.

But, it’s more than just no. It’s No Fear! I want to walk in faith this year, not fear!

Truly, I do not expect to have no bouts of fear in 2015. It’s going to happen. I know it. You know it. But what I am impressed to cultivate is learning day by day, decision by decision to make that decision based on truth and faith and reason and right. I want to look at those yet to be situations, and questions, and opportunities, and dilemmas, and disagreements, and purchases, and make a decision, determine a course of action based on faith not fear. Based on what does GOD say in His Word about this? Do I have a check in my SPIRIT and if I do what is HE saying about this?

I don’t want to do this or that because I am afraid if I don’t so and so will not like me anymore.

I don’t want to say this or that or refrain from saying this or that because I’m afraid he or she will be offended and reject me.

I don’t want to make decisions about parties, events, whatever the invite might be based on the fear of what will happen if I don’t show.

You see what I mean?
I want my decisions in 2015 to be faith-based, not fear based!  So here’s to learning to say NO.
No to fear.
And YES to Faith! 

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. On the contrary, love that has achieved its goal gets rid of fear, because fear has to do with punishment; the person who keeps fearing has not been brought to maturity in regard to love. via 1 John 4:18 KJV;CJB – There is no fear in love; but perfect – Bible Gateway.
Day 6 of 2015 – a day to trust that JESUS loves us and fear not!  ~~~ Kathie

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