Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday






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 (timidity), but of power, love, and self-discipline. II Timothy 1 6,7

For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus. II Timothy 1:9

By nature I am a very timid person. New circumstances, new opportunities or new situations intimidate me and can cause me to fear. These verses remind me that God has gifted me and will fill me with His power, love and sound mind- self discipline to complete any task or embrace any situation.

Was it because I deserve such wonderful gifts? Absolutely not! His plan is me to live a holy life and to show His grace. His grace is shown not through what I can do , but what He can do through me.

What a powerful promise, what a wonderful Lord we serve!



9 comments:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful:-)

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  2. What a GREAT word, I needed this today.

    Loved your thoughts too.

    Thanks so much for joining us today!

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  3. Amen! I teach a monthly speech class for the teenagers in our homeschool group. I was reminding them of this very verse two weeks ago. We don't have to be afraid because God has given us everything we need. What a mighty God we serve! Happy WFW!

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  4. Love your beautiful picture and verses ~

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  5. Yes, I am also a timid person, great word for me today.
    ~ Blessings to you dear friend.

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  6. this is why I love WFW. I love that 2 Timothy 1:6-7 and I don't remember reading it before, even though I know I have. Sometimes certain verses just jump out at you. It's wonderful the way the Lord works through us all like that.

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  7. This is a beautiful verse -- and a popular one this week. God must be wanting to remind us of the powerful TRUTH in this verse. Thank you for sharing.

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