Power Love Discipline

Power, Love, Discipline

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

How do we react to uncertain times and facing the unknown? Many react with fear and worry. Some panic. But God has a different perspective. We find His direction in the words Paul wrote to Timothy.

No matter what we face, we are not to be afraid. In every situation, God wants us to draw on the Spirit He has given us. Paul used three important words to define this spirit!

Power. As Christians, we are not weak or anemic. Because of Jesus, God, the Creator of all things, is our Father. We have access to the greatest power source in the universe. If we want to live in victory, we need to believe and exercise that power!

Love. No matter what we go through, God’s Spirit gives us a love that is beyond human understanding. We can love others, even those who don’t seem lovable.

Discipline. In uncertain times, it can be easy to feel unstable. But God gives us a spirit that enables us always to be confident. We do not need to fear but can be calm. But the Bible warns us not to be double-minded, for those who doubt are “like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind” (James 1:6). Instead, we need to exercise self-control.

Today, ask God to remove any fear. “Stir up the gift of God” (v. 6 NKJV). Allow His Spirit to give you His power, love, and discipline.