Overcoming Fear (2 Timothy 1:7)

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7  (KJV)

We overcome fear as we remember that it is the Spirit of God in us that gives us strength, wisdom, courage and ability. As we rely upon God, knowing He has planted in us His power, His love, and His soundness, we may go forth into our world with boldness and confidence. No longer are we held hostage by fear, but we are equipped and empowered to show up as the victorious overcomers we have been created to be.

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God Supplies Our Need For Faith (Mark 9:23-24)

Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”

Mark 9:23-24 (NKJV)

Our faith, as all things, is not our own, but a gift from God. Anytime unbelief tries to sneak in, let us be quick to turn to the Lord with a sincere and honest heart; let us be reminded of what His Word has declared over us, and be strengthened in His presence. God supplies our every need, and this includes our need for faith.

Aligning Our Thoughts With God’s Thoughts (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (KJV)

We are called to get our thoughts aligned with God’s thoughts. This means steadfastly resisting thoughts, theories and imaginings that contradict His will and His promises, and instead filling our hearts and minds with the truth of His Word.

Grace Empowerment (2 Corinthians 12:9)

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakeness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 12:9 (NKJV)

Grace becomes empowerment when we realize that we in our own strength are never asked to carry the burdens of life, but that we are to cast these upon the Lord. This opens us to His power, His might, and His ability flowing through us. Now we are not limited by our own weaknesses because the supernatural power of Christ is resting upon us.

Cultivating A Heart Of Humility (Proverbs 11:2)

When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

Proverbs 11:2 (KJV)

Pride tends to distort our motivations and it clouds our judgement; it keeps us from acting out of true wisdom. God delights in our humility, for it is the humble heart that is most open and receptive to wisdom. When we look to God for wisdom, when we remain open and teachable, we may be certain that we will never be put to shame.

Wisdom And Revelation (Ephesians 1:17-18)

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

Ephesians 1:17-18 (KJV)

May we always seek God for wisdom and revelation. Let us never get too familiar with the things of God, for we serve a God who is continually looking to take us to new places in our walk with Him. The more we have a revelation of the riches and glory of what Jesus has made available to us, the more will we rejoice in what the Apostle Paul called the hope of His calling.

Starting The Day Right (Psalm 5:3)

My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

Psalm 5:3 (KJV)

How we start our day will usually determine how it will go. When we make it our practice to turn to God first thing in the morning, when we set aside quiet time for prayer, reading and meditating in the Word, we tend to find ourselves living in a greater sense of His presence all throughout the day. And so let us start the day right, seeking God’s will and direction, and reflecting upon what His Word has declared over us.

Casting Down Wrong Thinking (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (KJV)

Each day we are called to get our thoughts aligned with God’s thoughts. Rather than accepting whatever thought comes to us, let us be quick to check it against the Word of God. If it does not line up with what God has to say, our task becomes to cast it down and replace it with the truth of God’s Word. As we consistently cast down wrong thinking, changing our perceptions to see more as God sees, we are opening ourselves to a greater inflow of God’s peace and wisdom in our lives.

Overcoming Fear (2 Timothy 1:7)

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7  (KJV)

We overcome fear as we remember that it is the Spirit of God in us that gives us strength, wisdom, courage and ability. As we rely upon God, knowing He has planted in us His power, His love, and His soundness, we may go forth into our world with boldness and confidence. No longer are we held hostage by fear, but we are equipped and empowered to show up as the victorious overcomers we have been created to be.

Speaking The Truth In Love (Ephesians 4:15)

Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.

Ephesians 4:15 (NLT)

Our words should reflect the truth of God’s Word as well as His love. Our words point to what is in our hearts, and the more that our words line up with God’s Word which is His revelation of His love for us, the more are we growing and maturing on our path of reflecting the image of Jesus. Let us pray therefore that we may be aligned with the heart of God, which is found in His Word and embodied in Christ Jesus—the Word made flesh.