I'm ready to be FEARLESS!

Screen Shot 2013-07-29 at 9.29.41 AMGood Monday Sweet Friends, I so apologize for my disappearance last week.....I received a few emails asking if I were okay, and that just does something to my heart knowing that you are looking for me. Humbled!

I was actually preparing for an event last week, traveling and then moving....still moving! So I am partially back, but hopefully fully on Wednesday when I can say that I am finished moving until next month....lol! I can not thank the ladies of Montgomery and Auburn and Dothan, Alabama, and surrounding areas for their support last week at Frazer in Montgomery! So many of you feel like family now, and words can not speak to what that does to my heart seeing your faces even when I have thought.... surely they have heard enough of me by now? Ha!

I don't know about you but there seems to be two places that I feel like revelations just fall upon me....one very oddly is the shower and I can't explain that one??? The other is the road be it attempting to run or driving. Something about getting alone with the road that just allows the truth to invade my thoughts with new meaning. So with all of the road time over the last week, you can imagine that I have much to share, and I am struggling to limit today to this one thing, but I will for fear of running you off completely:)

I want to take you deeper with words that are familiar to us all.....

Perfect love cast out fear.

1 John 4:18

I have looked at these words and even clung to them at times seeking to release fear or condemnation knowing that the "Perfect Love" doesn't come with either. I have looked at these words in relationships and removed myself from some, because they were attached to fear, and I knew "Perfect Love" did not want me to walk with fear.

But today, I see it in new light; one that says when we are aligned with the "Perfect Love" that fear should be CAST from us. Fear is replaced with desire for MORE!

If you were in Montgomery last week, you heard me speak to becoming FEARLESS. You heard me share the truth that to receive the Kingdom of Heaven, we must receive it like a child and I shared stories of my 7 year old twins at the beach as I watched them bring life to this word.....Fearless.

Like most children, they never stopped to stick a big toe in the ocean to test the waters....no, fearlessly they crashed into the waves. They weren't confined by biases or prejudice or social status when it came to making friends, because there are no walls there. If you slightly look in the direction of Houston, he has taken you on as a new "best friend," and I love that about him.They tackled the rope course climbing higher and higher never looking down or back, just full force ahead with anticipation. Fearless! They don't care what you think when they decide to sing or dance or make silly faces or crazy noises. They are not held back in anyway by fear, and they aren't afraid to be who they are. My daughter who is 12 has already started building some of these walls as pre-teens do, but these 7 year old boy encompass the word in every way ...FEARLESS! And it speaks so much to my heart and this idea that fear robs our destiny!

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OurĀ  lives even unknowingly are consumed by fear!

We fear what we don't know, so we mask or hide it or reject it. Look at Moses and the Israelites....they feared the glory of the Lord upon him, so they veiled him. They covered him up. We fear what others would say if we were to lift our hands in worship or pray over someone in Walmart, so fear keeps us from ever experiencing the power that comes with worship and it keeps us from advancing the kingdom. We fear crossing social barriers, and we miss completely the power of unity. We fear the coldness of the water so we stand on the edge of life big toe in, instead of heart abandoned saying, "Father, if there is MORE, take me into the deeper waters," so we miss out on ever tasting the Kingdom of Heaven on earth, because we stand back paralyzed by fear.

So this revelation here was that PERFECT LOVE CAST OUT FEAR, and I can truly speak to this. When you become filled with His love, you will NO LONGER FEAR....

what people think when you choose to worship with a heart like David....

what people think when you choose to pray, even in Walmart.......

what people think when your circle of friends becomes inclusive not exclusive.....

what people think when you take that step of faith without seeing the staircase....

what people think when you choose to experience rather than reject things that you do not completely understand......

And then you will know....

The true power that comes in Unity....

The fullness that comes from authentic worship..... Psalm 63

The truth that no eye has seen nor mind conceived what He has prepared for those that love Him, but you will by His spirit know these things to be Truth....

What it feels like to be Peter the water walker rather than the one who stays in the boat....

That there is indeed MORE to this journey and that your role in it is irreplaceable!

You will find meaning and purpose in your life, when you allow the Perfect Love to rid you of FEAR!

I pray sweet friends that you will seek this love that cast out fear. I pray you will be filled beyond measure with this love that invades and takes your thoughts captive. I pray that you will find the truth that this love is the One love that will never fail you! May you not escape the rapture of His LOVE!

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Seek. Love. Follow.

In His Wings,

Ro