Never let fear overcome you. Today belongs to God and he is still in charge. Stir up your faith and read the scriptures from yesterday. They become alive today as well.
2 Timothy 1:1-7 King James Version (KJV)
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
GOD HAS NOT ~ PART 2
I know that God does not give the spirit of fear
Do you find somethings of life bringing fear to your mind? Watching the news can bring fear to your mind too. There are things we need to know, but so much can overwhelm our thoughts. The Bible says in Roman 12:2 to renew your mind.
Romans 12:2 New International Version (NIV)
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.
God gives peace and hope in a new day. We are living in changing times. Change can certainly be good, but it isn't always easy. It's time to talk about positive stories and helping others when we can. A encouraging word can go along way. As we go out in stores, I remember how a smile just made a different. Our smiles have been taken away behind a mask, but we can smile with our eyes and say HI to others. You might be surprised how just a good morning or have a nice day means to someone.
Philippians 4:8 King James Version (KJV)
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Wow, if we just keep our minds on Philippians 4:8, it sure says a lot. Our thoughts are powerful and can move us to do things. Keeping your mind stay on God and allow him to use your life is important. Your acts of kindness can change a person's day. Your kind words are powerful to yourself too. Remember this: God has not given us the spirit of fear.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.
Go ahead and purpose this a good day!