1 John 4:18-19
God loved the world so much that He sent His son Jesus to die for humanity’s sins. God loves us perfectly, and he loves us first. To accept Jesus into your heart is to accept and receive the love of God. This love begins to pour into our life. As we are immersed in the perfect love of God, and allow God to perfect us in this love, we are transformed. One of the greatest transformations is the removal of fear.
Fear is powerful. In nature, it is seen producing a ‘fight or flight’ response. Fear can paralyze. It can also provoke dire aggression. As the love of God begins to perfect us, fear is cast out of our life. The love of God, and our security in Him casts out insecurity. We are protected in the refuge of God.
As we truly receive the perfect love of God, His love begins to compel us, and to pour out of us into the world around us. Just as God has set us free and delivered us from all our fears, our testimony and demonstration of God’s perfect love begins to cast the fear around us. The perfect love of God sets the captives free, and breaks the grip of the devil in the people around us. It is the demonstration of God’s love, revealed through Jesus Christ that proclaims the gospel and turns people’s hearts to God. Today, may the perfect love of God cast out all fear in your life, and may you in turn share this love with all those around you.