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Do not be Terrified by Them

In my quite time this morning, the Lord led me to Jeremiah 1:17

Do not be terrified by them or I will terrify you before them.

This verse stopped me in my tracks. I read it, not as encouragement, but as a warning from God. I sat up rather straight and I contemplated the consequences of being disobedient to this order. In studying the Book of Jeremiah, I see how Jeremiah had to be obedient to this command. God had a lot of things for Jeremiah to say to a lot of tough audiences. I thought of things I have acted terrified by, and I felt badly for having done so. I realized that I need to be more terrified and in awe of God more than I am of any people before me (whether they are famous, mean, powerful, or all 3). I do not want to be disobedient, allowing others to terrify me, causing me to tinkle in my pants rather tell of God’s greatness. Rather, I want to be obedient and tell of God’s glory. I see more fully how fear and being terrified is a choice of the flesh, but faith is an earnest decision of fiercely dedicated warriors. 

Do not be terrified by them or I will terrify you before them.

Jeremiah 1:17

Kristina Seymour loves to encourage and equip women through the Word and through community. She is the author of The Warrior Mom Handbook, The Warrior Mom Leadership Manual, and The Warrior Wife Handbook; they are available at Amazon.com. Kristina's Bible studies are for women who desire to live by faith in the midst of their everyday lives. She has learned that women can't survive on caffeine and animal crackers alone; women in the Word and in community are united and able to stand firm. To learn more about Kristina, please visit her recently founded Share & Company Publishing House  http://seymourkristina.wix.com/shareandcopublishingto. God loves to share His story of love and grace through us all, and Kristina believes that everyone has a story to tell.

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