"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." ~2 Tim. 1:7 (NKJV)
So how do we practically live out 2 Timothy 1:7? One day while praying about how to minister this verse to my young daughter, God revealed to me how, once again, we must have a Grace walk in order to even overcome fear in our lives. By becoming more intimate with our Source, power, love, and a sound mind unfolds naturally; as naturally as a butterfly unfolds from its cocoon.
He gave me the comparison of The Trinity to teach how we begin to live out these three traits.
God The Father = Love: GOD IS LOVE! In order to see more Love manifested in our lives, we must get to know our Heavenly Father on a daily basis. We can do this best by reading about Him in the Old Testament. So read an Old Testament passage (specifically those that tell of His acts, His commands, or His promises) DAILY.
God The Son = Power: More than anything else, while Jesus walked the earth, he walked in POWER! He took authority over every power of the enemy. He set the captives free, raised the dead, and opened blind eyes. He gave mankind HOPE that we would no longer have to be slaves to our sin, sickness, disease, and darkness. In order to see more power operating in our lives, we must become more like Christ on a daily basis. We can do this best by reading about Him in the four Gospels. So read a Gospel passage DAILY.
God The Holy Spirit = A Sound Mind: Jesus promised that He would send us The Comforter, who would lead and guide us into all Truth. That is the definition of a Sound mind: comfort and truth! AND it is the primary job of Holy Spirit! By being led by Holy Spirit on a daily basis, we can be assured of always having a sound mind, free of confusion, doubt, worry, and FEAR! The way we become led by Holy Spirit is by prayerful reading, study, and meditation of God's Word (The Bible) and allowing Holy Spirit to encourage us in our strong areas, correct us in our weak areas, and direct us in our plans. Much of the meat of personal discipline is found in the Epistles. So read a passage in the Epistles DAILY.
This is a big challenge for all of us, but my daughter and I have committed to do it together. Can't wait to see how it changes our lives! Tell us about your experience!
~Pouring my life out in worship, like Costly Oil~