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2/12/2008

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God Has Not Given You a Spirit of Fear

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind" (II Timothy 1:7).

One day when Kelly was in second grade, she flipped a few pages ahead in her math book and saw little clocks all over the pages. She was going to have to learn how to tell time—on non-digital clocks! She was terrified. She was sure that she would never be able to learn that. From that moment on, she worried and worried and worried about the clock lesson.

When the day came to learn about telling time, Kelly was so worried and fearful that she could not even concentrate on the lesson. Just as she had feared, when she got her clock paper back, there were checkmarks next to almost every problem and a sad face at the top of the page! Her fear about that math lesson had taken over her mind and kept her from understanding.

Kelly eventually learned how to tell time on regular clocks. But she still sometimes allows herself to be controlled by sinful fear about other things. Any time that we are being controlled by fear, we are not being controlled by God. His Word says that fear does not come from Him. Instead, He gives us a spirit of power, love, and control. With God in control, we can be calm and clear-thinking, and we can obey everything that God tells us to do.

God does not give us a fearful spirit.

My Response:
» Is there sinful fear in my life that I need to confess to God?






Truth In Real Life


Description of God

The King of Israel
John 1:49 – "Nathanael answered and saith unto him, 'Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.'"

 

Question & Answer

QCan I ever take any credit or glory for becoming more and more like Jesus Christ?

ANo; never! Taking credit that is due to God alone is an awful sin that resembles the attitude that Jesus despised the most – the self-righteousness of the Pharisees. Luke 17:10 – "So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, 'We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.'"

 

BIG Christian Word

Conversion - (kon-ver-zhun)

Conversion is an action one makes by repenting and putting their trust in Christ. One must turn from sin (repent) and turn to Christ through faith. (Matthew 11:28-29) "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls."