In some recent reading on education, I read one researcher that stated behaviors in education are often the result of two factors: values and fear. Policies are driven by fear of not reaching goals. Practices are chosen based on the values held by institutions, teachers, and students. When we think of our lives, we may also see behaviors driven by values and fears, but we don't have to let fear control us!
The actions in our lives may be the result of our values and of our fears. When we seek God, we can know His values and we can apply them in our life. Our actions will reflect the morality and love demonstrated by God. When facing fear, we can trust that God will help. God is present and can help us overcome our fears. While actions may tend to be a result of values and fear, with God in our lives we can focus on His values, love, power, and glory and not worry about fear!
Don't fear! Seek God and His values and follow His direction.
Thank You for the values and for the strength that You provide to help me overcome my fears. Please continue to be present in my life and help me to continue to follow Your direction in my life. Through Jesus I pray, amen.