God’s Gift

With Tiffany Crawford

June 26, 2020



When do you feel most confident?

I feel most confident when I’m either singing or maybe when I’m decorating a cake. You see, I’m a singer and a cake decorator. When I do those activities, I feel most confident.

What causes you fear?

Do you know what causes me fear? This right here! I hate public speaking!

But I know how God has helped me to overcome my fears in life. God has reminded me of who I am in Christ.

Listen to what the Apostle Paul describes us as Christians:

“7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
 
Now in this passage, the Apostle Paul is addressing a group of people who are suffering for their faith. Now, perhaps, the suffering you’re going through isn’t related to your faith or sharing the gospel.

But know this that God has given you every spiritual resource you need to either overcome or endure any trial or threat.

So, regardless if its spiritual attack, fear because of illness, or an unexpected trial, God has you right where he wants you. God has given you the spiritual gifts you need. God has given you a spirit of boldness not because of who you are, but because of who God is.

The world is watching to see how you respond to life’s circumstances. Lean into God for strength, because He’s already leaned into you.

Text in Context: Read 2 Timothy 1.

Reflect: Paul was writing Timothy because of external pressures. Why is Timothy reminded of his mother’s and grandmother's faith and of the spirit God provides? How does a person fan the flames of their faith?

Respond: How can you display a spirit of boldness? Of love? Of self-control? What will that show others about your faith?

Prayer: Father, thank you for providing exactly what I need to endure my trial. Help me not fear, but instead show the spirit of power because of who you are. Amen.

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Thanks be to God for spiritual provision to overcome all of my fear and trials
Great encouragement in these crazy times. Knowing that God cares about the minute details as much as the big picture problems in the world brings such comfort. “ Faith is the victory that overcomes the world “.
I pray in the name of Jesus that God would speak to you and give you what you need to leave the person. I also have a narcissist, which is a real mental illness, in my life. God give us freedom from this situation. I pray he will give you confidence to be bold and not let any price keep you under his control any longer. I pray God gives you what you need to leave in confidence knowing you and God can take care of you, not the narcissist who claims to be fair and help you but really hurts you. God Bless (don't listen to people who tell you to quit expressing yourself, that is not of God)
God is so good to us . He knows just what we need in Christ.
My prayer for you is; that you will quit expressing all of the negative things your husband does. Instead call upon the wisdom of God to fill your mind, soul and body with wisdom and strength, to rebuke, under the authority of God's word, any and all evil spirits from your husband's life. Your words have power! With your words you can create curses or blessings! God has given you , not the spirit of fear, but of power and a sound mind! Don't tell God about your problems, tell your problems about God! He has done all you want Him to do 2000 years ago, when He died for yours and your husband's sins! Put your cares upon Him, for He cares for you and your husband! I trust God sending His ministering angels to protect you and guide you during the days ahead, for with Him all things are possible! In Jesus name. Amen!
Heavenly Father, we thank you and praise you for who you are. Thank you for your healing power, which is touching the body of this individual, and removing the pain, restoring his/her health. As you strengthen his/her body, strengthen his/her faith and trust in you. In Jesus name. Amen!
Please pray for me that God will heal the burning pains I am having in my body. Thank you.
Gamma please watch over My sister who you loved please watch over her and bless her with least amount of more pain than she’s already been through. I know you love her Gramma in Heaven love Her. She has all your gifts you watch over her I know you do. And Gamma Gramma I am so sorry. If it means anything at all I love you forgive me.
Amen
May God spread His hands to protect you a d give you the grave you need. I pray that your husband truly sees Him, seeks Him, hears Him and listens. I pray that God brings him to his knees and that Jesus strikes Satan from his life of destruction. God bless you.
Prayers!
Start speaking life into it and praising God for it our words have power speak power words into the situation
Need Prayer, my husband & I have been married for 30 yrs. He's a dry alcolholic & double minded , & a narcissist to boot. I've been struggling for yrs with abuse , physically, mentally and spiritually, financially. He got saved yrs ago but doesn't follow Gods will. He says he comes first. I've been praying & believing Gods WilI for my life, we've been separated & have had councling but he goes back to the same behavior, he let's people see what he wants & believes he has the right to treat me any way he wants, if I leave he said he's already fixed me so I won't recieve recieve any money from his pension or S. S. PLEASE PRAY FOR ME. I'm tired & afraid of him .
I needed to hear this today. I am constantly in the "this is not going to work out for me mode' Praying for a good job for over 10 years still waiting Trying to get a business off the ground still waiting
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER;JESUS I APPRECIATE YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE;AND I THANKYOUSOMUCH FOR YOUR HELP;YOU ARE MY ROCK;ETC;your beloved child;crystal Lynn;Virginia r.Gomez Garcia;christine Marie;THANKYOUJESUS!@1
God did through Jesus Christ, he will do the same for me do the work for the glory of God.
SUFFERING FROM ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS, I am reminded that I'm a conquer in Christ ...He has not giving me a spirit of fear ,but of power in his precious name ....Thank u 💓
I truly needed to hear this. Our God is so awesome. He speaks to our hearts and souls exactly when we may be struggling. I need to remember these verses when I am sometimes overcome with fear. Thank you Father for your word and guidance. Amen
A great read and reminder, thank you
Amen! Thank you all!
Amen!Thank you, really needed this encouragement today!
Paulett-Amen!🙏
Amen
II Timothy 1:7 is one of many verses that I have memorized. One of God's promises I can cling to when I am faced with danger.
The God of the universe loves me. Why should I fear anything. Lord Jesus help me to trust you are with me always. Amen
By speaking this truth sister, I feel His spirit bear witness and rise up in me
Spirit of fear kills more than disease or an infirmity With Christ in you, fear has no effect on you. Let us cast our anxiety on Him, because He cares for us.
Paul reminds Timothy of his mother’s and grandmother's faith and of the spirit God provides to encourage him to persevere during a difficult time. It's almost a call to carry the legacy left by their example with a reminder that the Holy Spirit is his advocate to help. We fan the flames of our faith through prayer and studying God's Word. We abide in trust and persevere in obedience. The demonstration of a spirit of boldness, love, and self-control would be a witness of the fruit of Christ's spirit in my life which honors God.
Thanks for today's devotional and may God continue to Bless you.
Through your plans and continued daily bible study (self discipline) I am adding to my love: boldness. I thank God that he give me the words and the ways to talk about his Goodness with others.
I'm blessed thanks