This morning at church we sang a song called "No Longer Slaves" by Bethel. It hit me perfectly as I walk the path away from fear. The chorus is simple, "I'm no longer a slave to fear; I am a child of God!" A perfect mantra for those moments when fear tries to take hold once again.
"I'm so sorry fear, but you do not live here anymore! While I am not new to being a child of God, I have decided to actually live out what I always knew to be true. So fear, you'll understand when I say that you may not stay here."
Today is the Jewish New Year, Rosh ha'Shanah. It is a time to remember that God's words are sweet. Psalm 119:103 says, "How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth". As I reflect on this verse, I realize there can absolutely be no room in my heart for fear. God's promises are all I need to reside in my heart. They are a soothing balm for my soul. So, as I say L'Shanah Tova, I will allow the sweet to permeate as I evict the fear from my life.
In Hebrew, this means "our dance". It is through our dance that healing in found. Come before the throne and dance for your King!