That’s a daily reminder to not let fear control us!
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
What does fear do?
FEAR ROBS US OF POWER
IT REMOVES LOVE FROM OUR HEARTS
AND IT CONTROLS OUR MINDS
HE HAS EQUIPPED US WITH HIS LOVE TO TAKE A WAY ANXIETY.
HE HAS EQUIPPED US WITH A SOUND MIND, ONE THAT IS CALM AND MEDITATES ON THE WORD OF GOD.
God has done a great exchange in our life, we give him our fear and our anxiety, and he gives us power, love and a soul mind. When we feel fear coming on, what is the first thing we should do? Speak the name of Jesus.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO LIVE A LIFE WITHOUT FEAR BUT ONLY BY HIS POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
— ISAIAH 26:3 “YOU KEEP HIM IN PERFECT PEACE WHOSE MIND IS STAYED ON YOU, BECAUSE HE TRUSTS IN YOU.”
What ways have you let fear control your life? Speak the name of Jesus over those areas!
so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. – 1 Corinthians 2:5
We are living in strange times, who would’ve thought that some virus could devastate the economy? It has shaken every part of our world as we know it. Our jobs, our families and more than that it has shaken the economy. And for some it has shaken a lot of things that you would’ve never thought possible. What will you be left with when all of this goes away? Will you have more money than before? Will you have your job? What will remain when the dust settles? or more importantly, will you be moved by this storm? Or will you take refuge in the Lord?
Paul reminds us in Hebrews 12:27 “This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken — that is, things that have been made — in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.”
Every distraction that has been the priority, our careers, our lives has been shut down. And we have been driven back to the basics of family and faith. I believe that God sometimes has to shake our world to re-focus our priorities in order to wake us up and for us to realize that He is our priority.
So where is your faith? Is it in man, money, possessions?
Or is it in Christ alone?
God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power – to overcome the obstacles and love – to help others and sound mind – ability to not panic, make wise choices, to choose faith over fear. – 2 Timothy 1:7