For it is God Himself whose power creates within you the desire to do His gracious will and also brings about the accomplishment of the desire. Philippians 2:13 WNT
Power. God wants to give you both the desire and the power to accomplish all that you need to do in 2014.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
Love. Love is the atmosphere that will make the success of our lives happen. We’re at our best when we’re carrying tidings of comfort and joy.
Sound Mind. Stir yourself up by way of reminder (2 Peter 3:1). Take some time to study the Scriptures. They will show you who you are in Christ. As you realize that God is with you and the Holy Spirit dwells in you (1 Corinthians 6:19), insecurity gets overturned. You’ll get free from fear and go forward gladly and unafraid into the New Year.
“Jesus lives big on the inside of me. God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. I carry the presence of God everywhere I go. It is not I who live but Christ in me (Galatians 2:20). I go forward boldly into all God has for me this year. I will not back down or let anything keep me from the plans and purposes of God.”
Happy New Year!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®
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