No fear exists where His love is.  Rather, perfect love gets rid of fear,….1 John 4:18. (God’s Word Translation)  But, how do we get that kind of perfect love into our lives?  This summer when you go outside into the sun you will receive the effects of being in the sunshine by getting a tan.  The longer you spend in the sun the darker your skin will become.  When others see you they will know that you have spent a lot of time basking in the sunshine. 

The same holds true for acquiring the perfect love of God in our lives.  The more time we spend in His presence the more of His attributes we will receive into our lives.  Just like we can’t create the process in our skin that creates the tan, we can’t make ourselves take on the love of God in our lives.  But the more time we spend with Him, the more we will just automatically be like Him.  Sitting in the presence of God will create His perfect love in us.  It is God who produces in you the desires and actions that please him.  Phillipians 2:13  (God’s Word Translation)