Fear Not ( by Fenny West)

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Fear Not


Fear not. I say Fear Not. I have not given you a spirit of fear but that of love, power and sound mind.

Fear torments but perfect love casts away all fear. Perfect love drives away, debunks, puts to flight any trace of fear.

Fear not I say. I am with you. I am in you and I am for you.

Your life is hidden in Christ in God. Your Father owns the earth in all its fullness. The sea is His and the mountain peaks belong to Him. Silver and gold belong to Him.

Fear not, I say. Don’t be anxious about anything. But in every through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your request be made know to God, and the peace of God which transcends all understanding will garrison your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus. Phil4:6-7

Fear Not I say. Have I not commanded you, be strong and be of good courage? Why? because the Lord your God is with you until the end of the age. Be strong because I am your God. Josh1:9

Fear not. Say to yourself, Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear not evil. For, you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table for me, even in the presence of my enemies and you anoint my head with oil, and my cup overflows.

Surely, goodness and mercy follow me all the days of my life. And I will dwell (rest, abide) in the house of the Lord forever.  Ps23:4-6

Fear not, I say. It is my will to give you the Kingdom. In fact, the Kingdom of God is within you. Live inside out. Live from within. Luke17:21

Take courage. Take heart. Be bold. Do not focus on that which is seen, but that which is unseen. Why? Because, that which is seen is temporary, but that which is unseen is eternal. So live from within. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Yes, even when you are hard-pressed on every side, know that you will not be crushed. You may be perplexed, but be not in despair. You may be knocked down but you are not knocked out. You are still in the Race of Grace. Know that you know that you know that I am with you. I am for you.2Cor4:7-9, 17-18

Yes, I say, fear not, because I am always there – Jehovah Shammah. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ezek48:35

Fear not. Take no thought about your life and begin to worry about what you will eat or drink or what you will wear or the house you will live in. Unbelievers have such cares and worries. But you are different, though in the world, you do not belong to this world. You are mine. You are a citizen of heaven. You belong to Me.  You are the apple of my eyes. You are my royal priesthood and my holy nation. You are My beloved. My mind is full of you. You are peculiar people, My treasured possession. You are living stones. You are my chosen generation. You are my trophies on earth, my champions on earth, my epistles- not written on tablets of stone, but writing with the pen of the Holy Spirit on the hearts of men. 2Pet1:7-10, 2Cor3:2-3

You are not ordinary. You are extra-ordinary. You are my Masterpiece. You are not mere men but supermen- priests and Kings of God, called out of darkness into My marvellous light. You are ecclesia, the Church of the Living God, called to radiate the glory and power on this earth. So take your rightful place and occupy until I come. Yes, in the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer because I have overcome the world. Eph2:10, Luke19:11-13, Rev1:6

You are of God. You hail from God. You hail from above and have overcome them because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.1John4:4

Fear not I say, In the world you will have trials, testing, rejection, disdain, betrayal, but remain cool, calm and collected, unruffled and unmoved because I will never leave you nor forsake you until the end of the world. The world will hate you because they hated Me. Standstill and see your salvation. You have overcome them because it is written: they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, that they loved not their lives even unto death. Ex14:12-14,John16:33

Fear Not. I will help you. I am your God. I will uphold you and retain you with my victorious right hand of rightness and justice. You are mine. All I have is yours.

Fear not, when you go through the rivers and the waters. Though your boat be small on the ocean wide, I the Captain of Salvation, am in your boat. I am ever-present- Jehovah Shammah. Isa43:2-3

Yes, I will fight for you and you will hold your peace. Your boat will not capsize, because I am always there. You will reach your destination. You will reach the other side. You will not drown. So let the sea roar and let the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea, be not moved. Be undaunted. Be still and know that I am God. Stand your ground. Stand firm, because I will never leave you nor forsake you until the end of the age.Ps46

Fear not even if you go through the fire. Why? because the flame will not kindle upon you. You will not burn because Christ is your life. The Holy Spirit is your Standby, your Helper, your Comforter, your Advantage. And no weapon fashioned against you shall prosper. You shall show to be in the wrong, any tongue that rises against you in judgement. When the enemy comes, like a flood the Holy Spirit will raise a standard against him. John16:13, Isa54:17

Fear not. Your righteousness is of me. Yes, I have gone ahead of you to make crooked places straight and rough places smooth. Every valley will be exalted and every mountain will be made plain. When you face the Red Sea, fear not. Go forward, like I told the Israelites facing the Red Sea to go forward. Despite Pharaoh’s army in hot pursuit I told them to go forward. So go forward. It may sound ridiculous. However through the ridiculous, your miraculous will come. Your miracle will be in the offing by your obedience. Isa43:2-3

I say fear not. When you face even walls of Jericho- walls that are intimidating, formidable, highly fortified and looking impenetrable and impregnable; deep and broad walls on which horses can ride. Fear not. March round that city which seems so imposing and frightening. March round it once every day for 6days and on the 7th day march round it seven times and give glory praise, give adoration, give thanks in faith before you see. Do the ridiculous in the face of all your enemies around you; in the face of what seems impossible and you will see the victory.

Yes, say to yourself, “The Lord has given me the city.” See, I have given you the city, its kings and all the mighty men. Go in and possess your possession. Every place that the soles of your feet shall tread I have given it to you. Josh6:2, 7-14

Be bold like David of old.  Go for gold. Go for the jugular. Let Goliath huff and puff. But know that I am in you and with you and will not leave you nor forsake you. Speak my Word only. See through my eyes only. Share your testimonies- what I have done for you in times past, what I am doing in you and through you, who you are in me, what you have in Me. And use your sling and stone to bring down any Goliath that stands in the way. 1Sam17:

Fear not , I say, say like David of old, ”The God who delivered me from the paw of the bear and the claw of the lion will deliver you into my hands and I will cut off your head and give it to the fowls of the air. Yes it shall be evident, it shall be acknowledged, that my God does not deliver with swords, spears and Javelins or man-made shields. But the name of the Lord is like a strong tower, the righteous abide in it and are safe. The name of the Lord is powerful, it is formidable; it is unconquerable; it is extra-ordinarily able to do that which I can ask, think, imagine or dream of, according to the Spirit’s power within me. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. All things are possible to me. All things are mine. Alleluia. God will make His grace abound to me and towards me so that in all the things I lay my hands to do I prosper, I shall triumph, I shall prevail and assail, in the name of Jesus.

Prov18:10, Matt19:26, Phil4:13

Fear Not! Child of God, you are more than a conqueror through Christ. If God be for you, who can be against you?

Fear not! Nothing can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus.

Know that there are angelic host round about you. They have been sent on an assignment to minister to you serve you, protect you. Ps91:10

Shall tribulation separate you? No Shall distress separate you? No

until the end of the age. Shall persecution, famine or nakedness, peril or sword separate you from the love of Christ? No, a thousand times, no.

Therefore, neither death, nor life, nor principalities and powers, nor angels, nor things impending or threatening, things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any created thing shall separate you from the love of Christ. Rom8

Christ in you is your hope of glory.

Fear Not! Fear Not!! Fear Not!!! Ol1:27. Rom8:31,32, 37-39

Grow in Your Faith ( by C.H. Spurgeon)

Grow in Your Faith

“Ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:26

The fatherhood of God is common to all his children. Ah! Little-faith, you have often said, “Oh that I had the courage of Great-heart, that I could wield his sword and be as valiant as he! But, alas, I stumble at every straw, and a shadow makes me afraid.” List thee, Little-faith. Great-heart is God’s child, and you are God’s child too; and Great-heart is not one whit more God’s child than you are. Peter and Paul, the highly-favoured apostles, were of the family of the Most High; and so are you also; the weak Christian is as much a child of God as the strong one.

“This cov’nant stands secure,

Though earth’s old pillars bow;

The strong, the feeble, and the weak,

Are one in Jesus now.”

All the names are in the same family register. One may have more grace than another, but God our heavenly Father has the same tender heart towards all. One may do more mighty works, and may bring more glory to his Father, but he whose name is the least in the kingdom of heaven is as much the child of God as he who stands among the King’s mighty men. Let this cheer and comfort us, when we draw near to God and say, “Our Father.”

Yet, while we are comforted by knowing this, let us not rest contented with weak faith, but ask, like the Apostles, to have it increased. However feeble our faith may be, if it be real faith in Christ, we shall reach heaven at last, but we shall not honour our Master much on our pilgrimage, neither shall we abound in joy and peace. If then you would live to Christ’s glory, and be happy in his service, seek to be filled with the spirit of adoption more and more completely, till perfect love shall cast out fear.

Where Can I Find Uncommon Courage? ( By Rick Warren)

Where Can I Find Uncommon Courage?
by Rick Warren

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.” (Hebrews 10:35 NIV)

In a politically correct country full of attacks on biblical worldview, how do you live with uncommon courage? There are two things you need to do:

1. You need to accept God’s Word as your authority. Why? Because it is the only source that will never lie to you. If you’re going to be a man or woman of courage, you need to build your life on the rock that never changes, not on popular opinion. Build your life on the understanding that “God said it, I believe it, and that settles it — whether I understand it or not.” Hebrews 6:18 says, “God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us” (NLT).

You will build your life on either the world or the Word. I say things all the time that are unpopular. Why? Because I fear displeasing God more than I do your rejection.

If you don’t know what you believe, you need to figure it out. Your local church is a great resource and can help you find the material that will help you get deeper in and more familiar with God’s Word.

2. You need to spend personal time with Jesus. “The leaders saw that Peter and John were not afraid to speak, and they understood that these men had no special training or education. So they were amazed. Then they realized that Peter and John had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13 NCV). The more time you spend with Jesus, the less you are going to be intimidated by the opinions of others and the more courage you’re going to have.

Standing courageously for an unpopular opinion isn’t easy, but the rewards of standing courageously for the truth will last forever. Hebrews 10:35 says, “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded” (NIV).

If you want to have an uncommon courage, pray this prayer today:

“God, I want to be a person of courage. I don’t want to back down. I don’t want other people to control what I say or think. I want to build my life on a biblical worldview. I make these two commitments today: First, I accept your Word as my authority. You say it, I believe it, and that settles it. Second, Lord, I want to spend time with you every day. I want to get to know you personally. I want to be so full of joy and courage that people say, ‘That person’s been with Jesus.’ I ask you to help me to be fearless for the truth. In your name I pray. Amen.”

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When you Feel Down Look Up


Bob Gas- Word for today

‘…We will stand in your presence…cry out to you…and you will hear us and save us.’  2 Chronicles 20:9

A parishioner asked his pastor, ‘Do you ever feel down?’ ‘Sure,’ he responded. ‘What do you do about it?’ the parishioner said. ‘I get up again. Being down isn’t my problem-staying down is. I’m either up, or I’m getting up. I’ve learned not to park in between.’ Although feeling  down is universal, sociologists warn us to guard against its two most common causes: fear and fatigue. Let’s look at them: Fear: When Edomite armies marched against Israel’s king, fear gripped him and his nation. Feeling powerless, they feared losing their God-given land and possessions. If the stress of the last few years has left you feeling fearful, do what Israel’s king did. He turned to God and prayed: ‘Whenever we are faced with any calamity…we can…stand in your presence…We can cry out to you…and you will hear us and rescue us’ (2 Chronicles 20:9 NLT). Don’t let fear cause you to abandon your hope and your vision. Instead, stand in God’s presence, cry out to Him, and watch Him rescue you. Throughout the Old Testament, God reminded Israel of His track record of goodness. He wanted them to remember it and take courage. But sometimes fear would cloud their memory and they’d begin to doubt. Sound familiar? So He told them, ‘Do not be…discouraged…the battle is not yours, but [mine]’ (2Chronicles 20:15 NIV). In other words, ‘You don’t have to defeat the foe, that’s My job. I’m in charge; trust Me to work it out.’ So remember Who’s in control of your circumstances today. Stand in His presence, believe His promise!

William Carey is Calling and Speaking

william carrey

William Carey, a man, ordinary

Used to do the extra-ordinary

Made a living as shoe maker

Brought life to the dead as a preacher.


Expect great things from a great God

Expect good things from a good God

Your faith will reap a great reward

Your expectation will bring manifestation.


Attempt great things for your God

Be bold, just do it; stand on His word .

Believe on the truth you have heard

And it shall surely come to pass.


William left his comfort zone

Did not mind standing lone

Believed His God- the Holy One.

Had a passion for missions as a dream.


Inspired many to fulfil vision

Encouraged many to take on the baton

Run their race; fulfil commission

Stand until their work is done.


‘Attempt great things for God

Expect Great things from God.’


…but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.



William Carey (17 August 1761 – 9 June 1834) was an English Baptist missionary and a Particular Baptist minister, known as the “father of modern missions.”[1] Carey was one of the founders of the Baptist Missionary Society.

As a missionary in the Danish colony, Serampore, India, he translated the Bible into Bengali, Sanskrit, and numerous other languages and dialects.

He possessed a natural gift for language, teaching himself Latin

While apprenticed to Nichols, he also taught himself Greek with the help of a local villager who had a college education

Dorothy Carey had seven children, five sons and two daughters; both girls died in infancy, as well as their son Peter, who died at the age of 5. Old himself died soon afterward, and Carey took over his business, during which time he taught himself Hebrew, Italian, Dutch, and French, often reading while working on his shoes.

Dorothy Carey died in 1807. Due to her debilitating mental breakdown, she had long since ceased to be an able member of the mission, and her condition was an additional burden to it. John Marshman wrote how Carey worked away on his studies and translations, “…while an insane wife, frequently wrought up to a state of most distressing excitement, was in the next room…”.

Later that same year Carey made the following entry in his diary: “Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1807. This evening Mrs. Carey died of the fever under which she has languished some time. Her death was a very easy one; but there was no appearance of returning reason, nor any thing that could cast a dawn of hope or light on her state.”[5]

Several friends and colleagues had urged William to commit Dorothy to an asylum. But he recoiled at the thought of the treatment she might receive in such a place and took the responsibility to keep her within the family home, even though the children were exposed to her rages





©Fenny West2013



Good Parenting is Pertinent

‘…Your   thoughts…are the source of true life.’ Proverbs   4:23
Teach   your child to ask themselves these two questions: 1) ‘How will I feel   afterwards?’ What outlasts our decisions are the subsequent feelings of   self-respect versus shame, and positive self-worth versus negative   self-worth. Our actions ultimately become history, but our thoughts about   them continue to shape our future. ‘Carefully guard your thoughts because   they are the source of true life.’ Children with self-respect are much less   likely to indulge in promiscuous sex, drugs, drinking, antisocial and illegal   behaviours. Self-respect and self-worth are internal standards which we are   loathed to violate. Giving in to selfish choices is like abandoning the moral   core of our being-the sacred soul God gave us. 2) ‘How will the people I   value feel about me after this decision?’ The trust and respect of others is   always needed to succeed. Reputation trumps money, even in the secular   marketplace. ‘Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high   esteem is better than silver or gold’ (Proverbs 22:1 NLT). Poor decision   making can earn us a reputation that’ll haunt our prospects indefinitely. ‘A   person who plans (chooses) evil will get a reputation as a troublemaker’   (Proverbs 24:8 NLT). When you get a negative reputation, it’s hard to recover   from it (Proverbs 25:10 NLT). The short-term benefits of making poor   decisions lead to long-term losses and regrets. The person God blesses must   ‘…exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation…’   (1Timothy 3:2 NLT).
‘…A   man reaps what he sows.’ Galatians   6:7
Somebody   said, ‘Yard by yard life is hard, inch by inch life’s a cinch!’ For their   life to go right, your children must learn to think right. So teach them to   ask: 1) ‘What are my options in this situation?’ But do it with the right   attitude. If your face is like thunder when you talk to them, they’ll run for   cover. Brainstorm with them, writing down every option that’s offered. Tell   them that no answers are wrong and no idea will be judged as silly; all   suggestions are accepted and valued. You’re priming their creative pump,   encouraging them to think for themselves. 2) ‘What benefits come from each option?’   The goal is not to coerce them, but for them to discover and embrace the   truth for themselves. And that comes through patience, not pressure. Ask them   to list which benefits seem most important to them. 3) ‘What negative   consequences come from each option?’ Children can be brutally honest. That’s   okay; it’s just part of learning God’s cause-and-effect law of sowing and   reaping. Indeed, many adult regrets could have been avoided by following this   law. Don’t preach or rant about how terrible the consequences are. Teach them   to question themselves, ‘Am I willing to accept the consequences? How would   they change my life?’ 4) ‘What personal values are involved in this   decision?’ Values-based decisions call us to the high road rather than the   path of least resistance. Suggest some godly values as primers, such as   truthfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, responsibility, compassion,   friendship, self-denial, courage, honour, faith, etc. Break it down small for   younger children, but don’t miss your opportunity.
‘…Choose   for yourselves this day whom you will serve…’ Joshua   24:15
Good   decision making is the key to a happy life. But good decision making is not a   skill some of us are naturally blessed with, while poor decision making is a   handicap others are born with. Courage, education, or the ageing process   doesn’t automatically produce better decision makers. Spending time with good   decision makers is wise, but it doesn’t rub off on you. And the earlier you   teach this skill to your children, the better (Proverbs 22:6). So teach your   children the following principles: 1) The consequences you get are the result   of the choices you make. Let your children know it’s not their circumstances,   but decisions they make about them, that govern their lives. You may think   your children know this, but they don’t. Their ‘wiring problem’ makes ’cause   and effect’ difficult to connect until their brain reaches later adolescence.   Asking, ‘What were you thinking about?’ will just invite the famous shoulder   shrug and blank stare. They’re not stupid-they just need guidance. 2) You   will always have options. Children commonly feel powerless and hopeless when   reacting to negative circumstances. They tend to be ‘either/or’ thinkers,   concluding that things are either all good or all bad. Teach them ‘both/and’   thinking, because things can be bad yet you can choose to make good decisions   about them. ‘Either/or’ thinking frequently produces children who become   pessimistic, disempowered, easily manipulated, depressed adults. Knowing they   always have good options prevents circumstances from dictating their lives.

Be Strong and Courageous ( by Fenny West)

Be Strong and Courageous


Be strong and courageous

In the fierce wind and storm

Have faith and be joyous

Knowing, His kingdom will come.

Aim to fulfil His desire

Fighting the good fight of faith

Regardless of valley and mire

Press on from strength to strength.

 come comforter

You have all that it will take

Sown, buried within you.

So sleeping giant awake

And God will help you,

He will bring you through

The greater One indwells you.

He is your Comforter, Helper

Teacher, Guide, Strengthener,

Standby, Intercessor, Advocate.


Throw fear out the window

Be bold and be courageous

With the Holy Spirit flow

And your mark will be glorious.



I am with You always




Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Josh1:9

©Fenny West2012



Rise up and walk with Me

 Regardless of how you feel

Or how many times you have fallen

 who it is that dropped you,

Or who disappointed you,

Rise up and walk with Me,

And gradually you will see,

The Purpose I have for you;

Destiny ordained for you.


It will unfold before you,

Bringing you into great breakthroughs;

Dawn brighter and brighter;

Unfurling, blooming like a flower;

Ushering you into your Promised Land;

In accordance with His command.


 Mephiboseth fell and was crippled

Yet God worked a  restoration miracle

He sat like a son on the king’s table

Because God had turned his table.

For the cripple covenant spoke.

Regardless of your fall,

that caused you to stall,

New Covenant will speak;

The blood of Jesus will speak;

Yes, the blood will speak for the weak.

6     Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”Acts3:6

11       Then Ziba said to the king, “According to all that my lord the king has commanded his servant, so will your servant do.” “As for Mephibosheth,” said the king, “he shall eat at my table like one of the king’s sons.”

12       Mephibosheth had a young son whose name was Micha. And all who dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants of Mephibosheth.

13       So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem, for he ate continually at the king’s table. And he was lame in both his feet.





©Fenny West2012


Uncommon Courage Comes

Uncommon Courage Comes


Uncommon courage comes

To those who trust the Lord

Regardless of the storm

Their faith hinged on the Word.


The world around will see

They have been with Jesus

He is their energy

He is their driving force.


They do not compromise

What He has said – His word

They stand on it and rise

In the face of the world.


Like the three Hebrew men

They ride raging fires

Till they reach God’s haven

His pleasure their desire.


7  Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.Acts4:13


35        Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.


18   that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.






8     But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

9     Now God had brought Daniel into the favor and goodwill of the chief of the eunuchs.

10   And the chief of the eunuchs said to Daniel, “I fear my lord the king, who has appointed your food and drink. For why should he see your faces looking worse than the young men who are your age? Then you would endanger my head before the king.”

11   So Daniel said to the steward whom the chief of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,

12   “Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink.

13   Then let our appearance be examined before you, and the appearance of the young men who eat the portion of the king’s delicacies; and as you see fit, so deal with your servants.”

14   So he consented with them in this matter, and tested them ten days.

15   And at the end of ten days their features appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king’s delicacies.

16   Thus the steward took away their portion of delicacies and the wine that they were to drink, and gave them vegetables.

17   As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

18   Now at the end of the days, when the king had said that they should be brought in, the chief of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.

19   Then the king interviewed them, and among them all none was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; therefore they served before the king.

20   And in all matters of wisdom and understanding about which the king examined them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in all his realm.

21   Thus Daniel continued until the first year of King Cyrus.Dan1: 8-21


©Fenny West2012


Don’t Get Bitter, Get Better

Don’t get bitter

But get better

Root out the root

Of the ill tree

Prevent the fruit

Of bitterness

And wickedness.

Know that the Kiss today

May be a kick tomorrow

But trust in the Lord

And in His word.

Your adversary

Will usher your victory

Push you into your destiny.

Because your life is in God’s Hands.

Who has ordained your Promised Land.

…Watch out that no…bitterness grows up… Hebrews 12:15

©Fenny West2012