For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
A friend recently sent me this scripture, as an encouragement and a reminder of what God has given us. And how grateful I was to receive it. Not just receive it via email, but receive it in my heart. Receive the truth of what God has given us. The Amplified Bible puts it this way. Let's declare it out loud together ...
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 AMP
And again using the New Living Translation ...
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT
And again using the New International Version ....
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NIV
What is happening in you now? Are you starting to receive this truth? If not, keep declaring this scripture. Take whatever it is that you are feeling fearful about and speak to it with this scripture.
Today, let's choose to live out of what God has given us - His Spirit, and let's remind our flesh Who it is subject to.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-25 NKJV