Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2;5). Maintain a sound mind in your life - that is one of the best ways to protect yourselves from fear. Fear is a terrible feeling. It causes so much strain and stress to your body that it can literally shut a person down. Notice the instant reaction to fear: it freezes you for a second or two, sometimes longer. Someone defined FEAR as: False Elements that Appear Real. A poem on the wall of a cathedral reads: Give me a healthy mind good Lord, to keep the good and pure in sight; which seeing sin is not appalled but finds a way to set it right.
~ Philip & Elizabeth Ong