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Perfect love drives out fear — so why is fear so persistent in our daily lives? Replacing fear with the power of reverence, respect and wonder helps to propel us past fear once and for all!



  • New Covenant – Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s covenant of perfect love for us
  • Awe – “revere” or “reverence,” comes from the Hebrew word yirah, literally, to fear
  • Book Value – not considering the nuance in Hebrew and Greek language
  • Reminder to pray – have conversation with God in 2-way walkie talkie way
  • Give Gratitude – every day list 3 things for which you are grateful


  • 1 John 4:18 – “There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear…”
  • Matthew 8:23-27 – story of Jesus calming the storm


  • “Fear of the Lord is rather a joyful awareness of God’s grandeur.” — Pope Francis
  • “Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, but love from the Lord is its completion.”- – article by William D Eisenhower
  • “God is with us, for us and ahead of us.” — What we Talk About When We Talk About God by Rob Bell
  • “We are marinating in God’s love.” — Jennifer Kennedy Dean