Fear of God:

The modern church does not promulgate a healthy fear of God. He is not our buddy. He is not Big Brother. He is not co-pilot. He is almighty God who holds the stars in place and who is in sovereign control of all of existence. He has given us a Book - a Book that reveals God the Son. A Book that issues forth all instruction necessary for life and for eternal investment. Soldier of The Cross, why should you obey? Why should you pray? Why should you resist the enemy? Why should you leave all behind to follow Him? Because there is nothing else. There is no one else. If you do not obey, there are eternal consequences, and you know it is true because you can not extricate yourself from the Holy Spirit Seal of Promise. Step out. Beyond where you are. Just tell the Lord you will do so. Do it now. Aloud.