Freedom Friday

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 King James Version (KJV)

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 (NIV)

A few words of wisdom from the Word to strengthen you over the weekend.  As you continue your Christian journey in a world that is quite hostile to Christ, remember that Christ came to set you free and the world wants you to be anchored in fears of all kinds.

When we operate out of fear we are not reflecting Christ.  When we react in the spirit of fear we do not operate in God’s strength or Holy Spirit, as confirmed in 2 Timothy.  It will cause us to do many things that will harm us or someone else, such as to go to drugs to relieve stress or to yell at a person delivering the news we did not want to hear or the little one who is pushing “our buttons”.

So for this weekend, let us identify the times that we are reacting out of fear and let’s go to battle by speaking out loud:

“No, I have not been given a spirit of fear, but a Spirit of POWER and of love and of a sound mind.  And I choose to walk in God’s power and His protection.  Lord, give me the wisdom I need to handle each and every situation in a manner that honors you; and the love I need for each person I come in contact with; and bring to mind all that you have taught me.”  Amen

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36 ESV

 

 

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