The Grip of Fear or the Growth of Faith by David Cawston

The Grip of Fear or the Growth of Faith
David Cawston
I Kings 11:29-38; I Kings 12:26-33

Have you ever panicked? Have you ever been so anxious that you have made stupid decision? I have! Let me share with you a message this morning about the destructive and constructive sides of emotion. God has a special message for you today to bring release in your life. Let God speak to you though this message this morning.

Fear and Faith are two powerful forces. They are emotions that we all have to deal with.

Fear can cause you to lose perspective. It can cause you to react instead of respond.

Faith on the other hand can enlarge your perspective. It can cause you to respond because of a greater vision rather than react. Illus. Jesus and Jiarus

Keep on believing

You can chose to walk in fear or to walk in faith! How are you walking today!

Historical Background
Solomon, David's son had come to the throne of Israel to be his father's successor.

God was pleased with Solomon for he had asked for the right things to lead Israel.

I Kings 3:5, 9-14
"At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, "Ask! What shall I give you" "Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?" The speech pleased the LORD, that Solomon had asked this thing. Then God said to him: "Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice, "behold, I have done according to your words; see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you. "And I have also given you what you have not asked: both riches and honor, so that there shall not be anyone like you ...


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