There is a certain amount of fear that should be present in our lives, and that guides how we live. This fear, in some translations referred to as "reverence", is "the fear of the Lord". Because of who our God is, this fear is NOT crippling, damaging, or oppressive. This is not the fear that you feel when you watch a movie filled with horror or terror. We are not trapped by this fear, we are set free to live for God and this appropriate fear of the Lord instructs us on how we should live. The "fear of the Lord" will inform your life, led by the Holy Spirit. Thank you, Jesus!