b l o c k f e a r -» “there is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because dear has to do with punishment; the one who fears is not made perfect in love” 1 John 4:18
if I don’t learn to block fear out of my life it will rob me of the life GOD planned for me.
fear may yell at you, but God’s faithful whisper is louder, stronger, and promising. when we place our hearts and lives in His hands we can trust that His voice will lead us - His love will keep us safe. even in the darkness of our fears we can still find God fighting for us.
fear has a plan for us. it sneaks up on us - out of nowhere, in the midst of our triumphs, it flips our world around. bringing us from the mountain to the depths of the valley. fear has a plan for us, and far too often we allow our hearts to be filled with this lie.
we cautiously walk along the valley, too fearful to trudge back to the mountaintop. we stutter in our words with fear of speaking too much truth. we shake with regret for being who we are. we guilt our hearts into believing that fear must be right, for we could never be worthy of more.
but remember this - fear is never stronger than perfect love. fear is never the answer to our shaking questions. fear is not the voice that guides us to purpose. fear is nothing but the crippling voice that tells us the mountain is too high, the waves are too big, the enemy is too strong. & when we allow our focus to be consumed by helplessness and hopelessness we rob ourselves of doing the impossible through Christ.
every day will bring us a reason to fear, but my prayer is that our faith in Christ shines so bright, so strong, so bold that these fires of fear be extinguished and we become conquerors once again. (at katherinehenson.tumblr.com)
Thai Steak Salad w. Chilli & Mango Dressing
1 1/2 pound flank steak
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup light (canned) coconut milk
1 tablespoon sesame oil
4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
roasted chili mango dressing
1 mango, seeded, peeled and cubed
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup olive oil
the juice of 2 limes
1 tablespoon white vinegar
a pinch of salt and pepper
8 cups of spring greens
1 mango, seeded, peeled and chopped
1/2 sweet onion, diced
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
1/3 cup cashews