August 6 – 12
From Fear to Faith
Scripture: “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline” 2 Timothy 1:7
Devotional: In grade school, many of us, unfortunately, were bullied by those who were bigger and thought they were tougher than everyone. Looking back, we thank God for family and friends who would do their best to strengthen and encourage us as children. The Apostle Paul’s message to Pastor Timothy is clear: stand strong in the Lord because He lives inside of you and His power and presence will make the difference when opposition comes your way; remember you are an overcomer!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank you for being an Ever-Present help for us during days of difficulty. We know that the enemy comes against us day by day, but we thank you for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit who lives, and reigns in us. Thank you for not giving us a spirit of fear but one of faith; we give you glory and honor in Christ Jesus we pray, Amen and Amen!
Reflection Question: What are you using today to fight the bullies in your life?