He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.
You know, the Law of Attraction says you attract what you persistently hold in your mind.
Fear is the mind-killer. You know, little it may seem, but hoax like these can contribute to fear. As his eyes were on Jesus his faith was in Jesus and the miracle occurred but as his focus shifted to the natural surroundings his faith faltered and there was a consequential sinking effect as the fear took hold of him.
He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. And Ananias becomes a hero in this Mission Impossible.
They would crush us. And if this is a path you are familiar with, I want to encourage you to keep going. If you continuously pollute your mind; and constantly filling up your cup with fear, then this can lead to the destruction of your own self. We need to understand that faith is not something that we can produce in ourselves.
A growing faith is what we desire to have and what God desires to produce in us. So the fact that he is working and not hiding is a first positive point I notice about him.
Fear is lacking in faith. As children of God, we are capable of taking hold of the promises that God describes in the Scriptures. He approved the murder of Stephen. In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.
By growing in our faith, fear will find it more difficult to get ahold of us. We can hear many messages on Fear versus Faith and it is a very important life issue.
To know Him and rely on His direction in our lives, we must seek to understand Scripture. For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything. Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. You may feel like a fish swimming against the tide at times as others seem to not want to heed your warnings.
The Word of God is rich with promises for us to take hold of and claim for ourselves. Faith and fear cannot exist together. I’ve heard it said that where there is fear, faith cannot exist. I don’t believe that to be true. The further into recovery I go, I find that the only real test of my faith is when fear is present.
Andy Stanley just finished the second week of the new series Starting Over.I cannot take notes fast enough to absorb everything he is saying, which is why I watch his talks multiple times. Fear is a normal human emotion designed by God to alert us to danger so that we will take action against it.
Yet, sudden fear can cause us to be terrified. That can lead to panic and hysteria. Oct 16, Faith That Pleases God. Oct 16, Faith That Pleases God. Fear VS Faith. My very first book that I read which led me on to my spiritual path was “The Game of Life” by Florence Schovell Schinn.
This book taught me the difference between Faith and Fear. To live in fear sets you up for disaster because just like faith will connect you to the promises of God, fear will connect you to the things you fear.
When you operate from a position of fear, you actually position yourself to receive the very things you are afraid of.
Faith or Fear. This isn’t one of those choices with a gray area. There’s no somewhere in between. Many of the choices we make, will involve succumbing to fear or standing in faith. The only way to grow your faith muscles are to exercise them.
5 Ways to begin exercising your faith muscles.Fear vs faith