A SPIRIT OF POWER OF LOVE AND OF SELF-DISCIPLINE  

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10/23/2005 3:32 pm

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A SPIRIT OF POWER OF LOVE AND OF SELF-DISCIPLINE


“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” - 2 Timothy 1

A SPIRIT OF POWER OF LOVE AND OF SELF-DISCIPLINE

When we became Christians, Jesus gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; Titus 3:3-7). The Spirit lives in us, making our bodies a Temple (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) and blessing us in many ways (Romans . We can be courageous people even in the face of attack, criticism, and ridicule because of the Spirit's presence. The fruit that the Spirit produces (Gal. 5:22-23) and the love that the Spirit pours into our heart (Romans 5:5) do not make us weak. Instead, the Spirit's presence is a powerful force to help us overcome sin (Romans 8:13) and live self-disciplined lives.

Father, thank you for the Spirit's constant presence in my life. Please empower me with even greater courage and strength as I face the daily challenges in my life. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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