2 Timothy 1:7 - Holy Spirit Power, Love and Self-Control.
2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV) For the Spirit God gave
us does not make us timid, but gives us power,
love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7 (CEV) God's Spirit doesn't
make cowards out of us. The Spirit gives us
power, love, and self-control.
2 Timothy 1:7 (ERV) The Spirit God gave us
does not make us afraid. His Spirit is a source
of power and love and self-control.
Grandpa, please! Just tell me!" our
fourth-grade grandson, Logan, pleaded.
My husband, Chuck, sat at the kitchen
table helping Logan with his homework. "How do you
make an equivalent fraction?" Chuck said. The
subject was math, and the problem was converting a
word problem to a math equation, which Logan had
been studying in school.
"I don't know!" Logan moaned, writhing in
his chair. "Please help me!"
"I am helping you," Chuck said.
It seemed what Logan really wanted was
for Chuck to give him the answer instead of
figuring out the problem himself. He knew Chuck could
do it faster and better. But we knew Logan
needed to know how to do the problem if he was
going to learn the lesson.
The situation reminded me of the lesson I
learned when I was laid off. Like Logan, I wanted
God to snap his fingers and instantly provide
another job. But He didn't, and I had to do the work
- write the rsum, look for job openings,
schedule the interviews, and be open to possibilities
God had for me. The process took longer than I
wanted, and several opportunities fell through, but
when the right door opened, I knew which position
I should take.
Once Logan figured out he had to do his
own work, he started listening to Chuck's hints
about how to find the answer. And not only did he
find the right answer, but he also learned how to
In the same way, God helps us by giving
us what we need to work things through for
ourselves so we can learn how to handle life's
Lord, thank You for giving us a mind that
can work out life's problems. And thank You for
providing us with just enough help to succeed. Marilyn
Turk [Walking in Grace 2021 Devotional by
Guideposts and Zondervan]
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
2 Timothy 1:7 - Holy Spirit Power, Love and
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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Importance of Choice:
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Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
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