A Spirit of Power, Love and Sound Mind
This is an excerpt from the devotional Sara wrote for her program, Voyage to Freedom. If you’d like to learn more about this program - contact us via our email and we’ll be glad to answer any questions you have.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and sound mind.
Often times we operate out of a spirit of fear. Scared of what others will think about us, scared that we will be judged, scared that we’re not good enough. If we get to the bottom of a negative feeling or thought or action, most often it’s rooted in fear. Fear limits us. Fear locks us up. Fear causes us to stand still. And then we read that fear isn’t from God.
God gives us just the opposite. God gives us power - power to walk forward, strength to endure. God gives you love - the ability to love yourself and your neighbor, ability to love the part of you that you want to change most. God gives us a sound mind - the ability to reason, to understand, to call lies what they are and have perspective. You have all the tools needed to walk forward in healing. You have the tools to continue to defeat the lies that come at you. You have a spirit of love, a spirit of power and a sound mind.
Prayer: Jesus thank you for the access to such power! I claim the spirit of love, power and sound mind to propel me forward into this next week. Where fear tries to trip me up, I ask for your spirit to surround me. In your powerful name, amen.