Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Day 26 - Check into Hotel Jesus - Daily Inspirational Verses from Real Life

2 Timothy 1:7 - (ESV): "for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control."

Frequently I have been told that all things are answered in the bible, and frequently I have thought, "where is the mention of airplanes, buses and the Internet in the bible."  

The truth is, however, we are encouraged to apply the lessons in the bible to all other areas of our lives. In Luke 16:8 we are told that people of the world are better at looking toward the future than the sons of light.  In other words, they, the unsaved, plan for money on earth better than we plan for treasures in heaven.  As you can see from this example, applying the bible to our immediate lives and to our spiritual lives is both valid and beneficial.

So what does 2 Timothy 1:7 actually mean?  Paul is telling us to be bold about our faith in Jesus.  He reinforces this lesson by telling us that we were not born to Jesus to be afraid or ashamed of the Gospel message that brought us to light to begin with. That in fact, the Holy Spirit indwelt us at our acceptance of Jesus, gives us the Power as well as the Love and Self Control necessary to pass the message on.

This same formula works in our real lives.  If you are responding to the call of God in your daily life, work and relationships, as we should all be doing, then the same spirit will reward our faith with Power, Love and Self-Control.

Wow.  We really do have it all.  Just check into the House of the Lord, and you can wield the tools promised.

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