Hey Strong Girl!
Yes! I am talking to you this morning!  Remember you are stronger than you think when you make that great exchange! This exchange happens by offering your insecurities and replacing them with His strength!
If you did not catch last week’s kick off blog to learn more about this Great Exchange- Click Here: https://www.churchaliveag.org/sermons/
Today, I want to talk about FEAR! Fear is something you and I both struggle with at different seasons of our lives! In fact, many of you reading today feel like you struggle with paralyzing fear every day!
Girls, fear will grip your mind and strip you from your strength!
Let’s revisit Psalm 46 for just a few minutes!
Psalm 46:1-5 NKJV
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
Girls, in reality if we are not allowing God to be our strength and refuge in times of trouble, then we will live our lives fearing not only the present but also our future!
I love how bold and encouraging the Psalmist is when he says, “WE WILL NOT FEAR” even when the mountains fall into the sea. Basically, life can be falling apart around you, but live life with No Fear!
 I recently heard a speaker share this truth, “Fear is a demonic kind of faith”. WOW! Ya’ll this is such a powerful statement! How often do we elevate our fears above His strength?
Fear is addressed 365 times in the Bible!
Friend, you have a FEAR NOT for everyday of the year!
2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Word to the Wise:
Bottom Line Sisterhood…
Fear grips and strips!
The Holy Spirit strengthens and equips!
Fear is a Spirit and not from God! Fear will grip your mind and strip you of His strength.
The Power of the Holy Spirit strengthens and equips you.
As you make the great exchange and allow God to be your Center, your inward parts (verse 5), there will be no room for fear to take up residence! Fear and faith cannot reside and live in the same place.
Strong Women.
May We Know Them. 
May We Be Them. 
May We Raise Them. 
(Author Unknown) 
No Fear,
Pastor Laura
Last Week I had the privilege of speaking on Fear as we finished our Overcomer Series @ Church Alive!
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