Fear happens when we allow evil to terrorize our mind and heart. Personal, powerful, ongoing awareness of the presence, love, and protection of the living Jesus knocks fear out of the park. It gives us peace, hope, and faith that we are “more than conquerors,” enabling and empowering us to confidently look “not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are unseen.”
Religion relies on routine, but there’s nothing routine about an ongoing relationship with the risen Jesus. Christianity should be much more than a Sunday morning routine. Christians are called to be led by the Spirit, not to rely on routine.