2021 A No Fear Year
There is nothing to fear.
God is Love and God is here.
By Rev. John W. Adams
In my book, BE What You Are: LOVE, I wrote about a frightened young lady who phoned me one day. It was in Port Angeles, Washington, where I pioneered the Unity church. I listened as she poured out her story. Her husband was threatening to divorce her and take their two children away from her. She was beside herself with fear because she believed he could do that. She was so distraught, she said that she was going to end her life.
After listening, and talking with her for a few minutes, I explained that God is always present and because God is Love, nothing bad could come to her or her children. I said to her: “There is nothing to fear. God is Love and God is here,” and I asked her to repeat these words. With encouragement, she finally began, and I asked her to repeat them again, and yet again. As she did, she began to relax and let go of the fear. We ended our phone conversation when she assured me that she was feeling so much better and would be all right.
I learned later that although she and her husband did divorce, she and her children were very happy with the amicable arrangement that was worked out.
I have shared this story with you to emphasize the truth that since God is all that is and God is Love, then there is no room for fear. It makes fear a no-thing. This is one reason why anyone who gives in to fear, gets so frustrated because they believe something is real when it is not. Only Love is real.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO, IF YOU HAD NO FEAR?
Here are a few ideas to help you live your no-fear year.
- First – believe it is possible.
- Second – think of how your life will be when you stop allowing fear to run it.
- Third – replace every fear thought/feeling with a God thought/feeling.
In other words, instead of giving in to fear, think of God. God is Love. Golden Key it!
If doing this for a whole year may seem too big, just do it for a day. For some people, this too might be too much, so how about for one hour? It merely requires you to pay attention to what you are thinking and feeling, and to switch to love. Love breeds faith. Together, they always win!
Make the switch. Allow Love to be your main focus. When you do, your attention is on God in you where it should always be.- Lovingly, Rev. John
Please note: This is the second of three articles in this series. If you have comments or questions, please write to me.
And now faith, hope, and love abide, but the greatest of these is love. – 1st Corinthians 13:13
Golden Keys to Answered Prayer …
When you ask for something in prayer, pause for a moment and center yourself in the realization that God is Love. As Love, God never, ever, withholds anything. Be mindful of what you ask for, because you are likely to get it!
In the Mail …
Grateful for Prayer! – Thank you for sending your Newsletters to me, and for your wonderful websites. I am grateful, too, for your prayers which are helping myself and my family. We are healthier, happier, and more prosperous. My thankful tithe is enclosed. Keep up your good work. – F. P. in Colorado
Prayer Makes a Difference! – I wrote to you last month to ask you to pray with me to keep my salary from being reduced, and also for success with my business venture. I am so happy I wrote to you. My salary was not reduced, but increased! My business venture is going very well and I feel confident and positive that it will continue. Thank you. – H. D. in Georgia
Bites of Wisdom …
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. – Marcus Aurelius
A man automatically attracts to himself a correspondence of his inner mental attitudes. – Ernest Holmes
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John F. Kennedy
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey
A Little Humor …
What do they call a nun who walks in her sleep?
A roamin’ Catholic!