A spirit of power, love , and discipline王山夆 12/05 984
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)
I like this bible verse very much , it always give me strength when I have fear or timidity in my heart. But where does the streng come from ? And what you want to do with the strength?
The spiritual strength comes from the faith to the God which is genuine and deep in the heart. Search for the faith, fan flames into the faith, then you will drive out the fear and timidity in the heart , and live out the spirit of power, love and self-discipline.
And the spiritual strength is not for violence not to fight people, but for love and self-control, to tell people the good news of Jesus Christ , and to suffer for the sake of the good news.
So it is the spirit of the God that give the power, love and discipline, through the faith in the heart , and for all the good work in the Lord Jesus Christ.
I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you.
This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News. 2 Timothy 1:5-8 NLT