Psalm 27:1 (ESV)
27 The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
Mark 8:35-38 (ESV)
35 For whoever would save his soul will lose it, but whoever loses his soul for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 37 For what can a man give in return for his soul? 38 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
Who shall I fear? I never got that until I understood the significance of eternity. Eternity. Time without end. Who shall I fear? Heck, what should I fear?
At this point, and not many people get this, I’d be very happy if God called me home. To leave this place of insanity and pain for the love of God is an easy choice. That’s what it’s about. Who wouldn’t make that choice?
I know my loved ones will join me. I’ll join my dad and others who have gone before me. I’m not leaving anytime soon I don’t think – I think He has plans for me that will take some time to accomplish. That’s pretty cool. Lives to impact. Differences to be made. Life lived for Him.
I am not ashamed to be a follower of Jesus. I’ll talk to anyone about it if they want to hear. Christ makes sense, and when you strip away the propaganda (good and bad) and listen to the message, the simple, clear, concise, deep, complicated, difficult, loving, intense message of Christ, the choice is easy. It is tough to submit at first, but if you don’t submit, who are you fooling thinking you can fight someone who can take you out in a nano second? Let’s get real here.
Fear is only fear if you’re afraid of something. Who shall I fear? What shall I fear? I only feared not being on the narrow path. I feaed not giving my life up to serve. And I’m past those.
Who shall I fear?