Hi everyone, I would like to share what God encouraged me recently.
When I try to invite my friends to the events of the church, I sometimes have fear. Probably, I am afraid to be disliked by them and many negative thoughts come up into my mind. "She may think me to be persistent, bothersome or fanatical." Then I try to find the reason which I can escape into, " It's not the time of God. Next time, I will do", something like that. However, I cannot deceive myself. Yes, I just feared.
"Why I am so weak? " I asked myself and read the Bible. God gave me the proper answer; There is no fear in Love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. the one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4-18
His words not only encouraged me but also set me free from the pressure that I should be strong in faith.
What lacked in me was Love. Love to others.
I prayed God to help me and invited my friend. She e-mailed me " Yes, I am happy to join"
I thanked God for reminding me of the essence of Gospel.