by Molly Noble Bull
We all like scary books and movies. Well, let me rephrase that. Some like scary books and movies, and when I was a teenager, I liked nothing better than watching an old black and white werewolf or vampire movie. From these movies, I also learned some very unimportant facts.
To kill a werewolf, you need a silver bullet. However, it takes a wooden stake to the heart to kill a vampire, and vampires hate mirrors because their reflections will not show up in mirrors. With this false information, I expected to fight evil wherever I found it.
It didn’t happen.
Enters Salvation by Grace through Jesus Christ.
Yep, I was saved.
Footnote: Satan (also called the devil or Lucifer) never bothered me before I was saved. He had me. After I became a child of God, I became his enemy, and at first, I didn’t know how to fight against him. And silver bullets and wooden stakes sure didn’t work. I soon learned that to fight Satan, I needed something that did work. Then I discovered spiritual warfare, and I learned that fear was the opposite of faith.
The Webster Illustrated Contemporary Dictionary describes fear as [And emotion excited by danger, evil or pain: apprehension or dread.] Same dictionaries describes faith as [belief without evidence. Confidence; trust. Belief in God, the Bible, etc.]
I was a fiction writer practically from birth. My mother wrote down some of the preschool poems I dictated to her when I was too young to attend school. In a nutshell, I often explain things best in a fiction format.
Enters “Brush Country,” my newest short story.
I hope everybody will read “Brush Country,” a thirty-something page short story set in the old west. In it, I tell the story of a young woman on her wedding day, a young woman soaked in fear, and how she overcomes—how she moves from Fear to Faith in Jesus Christ in one long morning that could have ended in death.
Overcoming fear and replacing it with faith reaps great rewards. It means following the Lord when your mind tells you God’s way won’t work. It means believing what is written in the Bible instead of listening to the errors of mankind.
Fear is a spirit, and God didn’t give us a spirit of fear.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7
So if God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, who are we listening to when we are afraid?
I’ll give you a hint. The guy’s name begins with either an S or a D or sometimes an L.
I think you’ve heard of the bad guy I mean.
"Brush Country," my e-book-short story, is available right not at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other online bookstores, and it sells for only 99 cents a download. I hope all of you will buy it.
However, the first forty people that leave a comment at the end of this article that includes an e-mail address will receive a free download of Brush Country as an e-book. This offer applies to Kindle only. To find all my books and stories, write Molly Noble Bull in the search slot at all online and walk-in bookstores.
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