While reading this morning I came across a passage of Scripture that raised questions about my walk with God; my everyday walk. At work, at home, in the market place or at church, what spirit has ascendancy in my life?
II Timothy 1:7 says, " I (God) has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, love and a sound mind."
There are four spirits mentioned in this small verse. There is a spirit of fear, which I feel is the more prevalent considering the job market, the economy, the earthquake in Haiti and the possible bombing of Iran by the United States or Israel. Which spirit do we operate under? Which spirit do we yield to? It is, after all our personal decision.
The spirit of fear paralyzes; we cannot function or think properly when under its influence. We must make a conscience decision to rebuke this strong entity out of our lives. There is a Spirit of power to do this made available by our Father. We must claim this Spirit. There is a Spirit of love. The same love that Christ showed for a lost and dying world, living in sin and rebellion. Yet He came.
There is a Spirit of having and operating on a daily basis; a Spirit of a sound mind. While the entire globe searches and gropes in great darkness we are to be just the opposite. A sound mind is confident in the faithfulness of our Father in Heaven to keep every promise He has made to His own.
Underline His promises in Scripture. Memorize them; quote them in prayer. This builds our confidence that He who has promised is faithful and true. As He told Moses in Deuteronomy 5:31 ~ " But as for YOU, stand here by Me and I will speak unto thee." He will show us the way to go, what to say, when and where to act and what to do.
He who has promised is Faithful and True!
What He has promised, He will do!