My Day 2 Morning Agenda Today is the 2nd day of the Esther 4:16 Prayer and Fast. Esther fasted and prayed to God because she would have to approach King Ahasuerus on behalf of her people. The act of approaching the king when your presence was not requested was against the law. Esther could be killed for her unlawful act.
Today, I pray for those who protest peacefully against racism. I struggle to understand why a new generation of children are singing We Shall Overcome. This should not be. Praying the good Shepherd will help us and heal us today.
Below you will find an outline of the plan I followed on today as I prayed, sang and worshipped.
I contend that fear is a thief that continues to rob so many people. If you belong to Christ, you know fear has no place in the life of a believer and yet we allow it to dominate our thoughts and our daily existence. In so doing, it robs us of the joy and peace we have in Christ. We speak of the goodness of God. But in truth, we put our trust in weapons, our laws and trust money and privilege to protect us. This war is not carnal, we cannot legislate against fear. We can't defeat it with our weapons and our money is worthless when fear is the thief.
Abundant life begins where fear ends. The fight against fear is a daily battle. The good news is the Lord is the good shepherd and he is willing to walk with us each day. With the Lord as our shepherd, we can have life in abundance. Read Psalms 23 and consider the utopia we can experience as the sheep of his pasture
Answer the following Questions:
How has fear robbed you?
In what ways does fear kill and destroy?
Look around you. Are you satisfied with what you have or do you want more?
Have you given out and given up?
Are you able to find rest or does it illude you?
Are you afraid of what others might do to you if you do what is right?
How has God's goodness and mercy shown up in your life?
When we live in fear, we experience torment. That is not the life Jesus wants for us. The only remedy for fear is perfect love (I John 4:18). Love God, receive His love and allow His love to dominate over every fear.