Friday, July 13, 2007

Faith-Lift Friday(7/13/07)

Encourage others and yourself! Share a scripture, quote, devotional, lyrics, or anything that has blessed you and strengthened you in your faith.Don't forget to grab the button and to link back to Sheryl's post.
This is a repost from back in Oct, 2006 but I was thinking about what to post for this Friday and God brought this post to my mind. I don't think I had very many readers back in Oct. 06, so this might not be a repeat for most of you.
Here is what I wrote that day.
Thursday, October 19, 2006

I John 4:18" There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."
This verse came to mind today as I was taking a shower. Like most busy moms I don't get alot of time to myself, so in order to have clean hair shaved legs and not smell from a mile away, after the 3 older kids were off at school, I took Little Man into the tub with me. It has been along time since Little Man has been in a shower, so long that he forgot what it was(he does like his baths though)
When I turned on the shower and he was sitting in the back of the tub in his bathtub seat, his face had this look of fear on it. I finished up washing my hair, but the whole time he kept crying when the water would splash on him. I picked him up into my arms and placed him under the water he was shaking from fear of being under that water and he was crying. I hugged him tight and whispered to him "it's ok mommy's here" still under the shower he looked right into my eyes and this peace came over him, he was still hanging tight to my neck but he stopped crying and he wasn't shaking anymore. It was like just me hugging him and reminding him it was ok I was there drove all the fear away.
What a wonderful great feeling that was, my little boy who I love with all my heart, loves me back with all his heart and he trust me completely to never put him in harms way. Just a few little words from me can keep him from being afraid and made him happy.. I don't even know how to express the joy I felt at that moment.
It was at that point I John 4:18 came to mind and made me think of how when we are afraid God is there telling us "fear not for I am with you" If only we could trust God and love him to the point of totally trusting on him and letting him drive all our fear away. We would be a much happier people. I also though of how Happy it made me when Little Man did this and though, What Joy we must bring to God when we trust Him, when we cast our cares upon Him and leave them there and not fear.

There is a song I use to sing growing up from the Patch the Pirate book (one of them I just don't remember which one) and I sometimes sing this to my kids also.

"When shadows fall and the night covers all there are things that my eye can not see, I'll never fear for the Savior is near, my Lord abides with me.

How can I fear, Jesus is near, He ever watches over me, worries all cease, He gives me Peace, How can I fear with Jesus

Jesus is King He controls everything, He is with me each night and each day, I'll trust my soul to the Saviors control He drives all fears away.

How can I fear, Jesus is near, He ever watches over me, worries all cease, He gives me Peace, How can I fear with Jesus."

One of the greatest gifts God has given his children is this gift of Peace.
Thank you Lord for saving me, for teaching me to trust in you, For taking away my fear and giving me Joy and Peace
As a mother if I could only teach my children one thing I would be to Love the Lord trust in Him and cast there cares upon Him. I know that looks like more then one thing but it all goes hand in hand because as you Love the Lord and grow in Him the rest will come. Then No matter where they are in life they will be happy.

5 comments:

annie said...

What a sweet memory KC, I loved reading this.

DJ Hartman said...

Oh KC,

What a great reminder to know that even when we are afraid our Heavenly Father will hold us close and comfort us!

Thanks for sharing this once again today,

Blessings!

DJ

Sheryl said...

Thank you for sharing this...it really spoke to my heart and was something I needed to read today!
I'm bookmarking this to come back to and chew on again and again :)

KarenW said...

I need this today. The enemy is trying to use fear as a weapon against me. Thank you so much for the reminder.

Mama C said...

What a great reminder. I know that feeling of how our words can comfort a child.