The fear of man…

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Podcast highlights:

  • In time spent with the Lord, He often gives a Word for our current situation, wherein we rejoice (and rightly so)!
  • Other times, the Word He gives us stands out to us, but for no particular reason in that moment.
  • It is in those times, we want to tuck that Word in our hearts, because Jesus us prepping us for an upcoming test.

Scripture references

Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Romans 12:18

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

Proverbs 21:1

The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will.

2 Timothy 2:3

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 11:28-30

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Romans 8:28

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.


When we start to fear people over God, the people become our god.


BCUFam, the Lord is not interested in us being entrapped and staying in bondage to people because we are quiet, easy-going, non-confrontational, or just because we love the Lord. I am reminded of a person who questioned my Christianity when I did not do them a favor they felt very entitled to. Quite honestly, it wasn’t a conscious decision, The Lord just did not lead me to assist them and I told them something to that effect. My response initially caused some friction between us, but the thank the Lord, He worked things out between us.

In another situation, someone wanted to show me video clip that included vexing content. Before I could even think, my mouth firmly, but softly told the individual I was not interested in seeing what they were showing. Thankfully the person politely went on their way, and prayerfully will think twice before coming back to me with more foolishness. But if they do come back (the enemy comes back seasonally), with God’s Word and His help, I am prepared to pass the test! Amen? Amen!

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BCU

So a pigeon walks on to this bus…

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Last week, the kiddos, Jaz and The Professor read me the story, Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus” by Mo Williams. While it’s geared for younger readers, it’s a very cute story about a pigeon who has aspirations of driving a city bus full of passengers—against the instructions of the driver, who had to step away.

Now BCU Family, I got a kick out of the story, and I totally understand it’s just a story meant for entertainment. As the kids finished up reading, the Lord brought to my attention a way we could apply this lesson spiritually and also in a way to help children (well….and adults) view and understand the pigeon’s actions and how we can act the same way, if we’re not mindful, intentional and walking in the Spirit of God.

Listen in as my trusty sidekick, Jaz, aged 8 and I talk through the lessons we learned around the word the general theme of disobedience, accepting “no” and manipulation.

Scriptures to ponder:

Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin (James 4:17). 

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful (Proverbs 27:6).

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? (Matthew 7:11).

And Samuel said, has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than to sacrifice, and to hearken, than the fat of rams (I Samuel 15:22). 

So, BCU Fam, what’s your reaction to the story? In what ways has the pigeon shown up in your life or the lives of your kids? What do you do about it? Please scroll on down to the comments section and let’s continue our conversation!

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Love,

BCU