For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7 NIV)
What power in this verse. God does not make us timid. God makes us bold to share His message. He gives us the power of the Spirit. How many of you are like me that you are afraid to speak to someone you don’t know about Jesus? All we have to do is say a prayer for the words and the Spirit will provide the words and the strength to say them. Notice that love and self-discipline goes with the power. We don’t want to beat someone over the head with the Bible. I have met people like that. Maybe I have acted that way sometimes. We need to share the Gospel with love. Not only pray for the right words but pray for the right time to share as well. Sharing at the wrong time can just push the person away. God has commissioned us to spread the Gospel and He gives us the power to do it.
By Diane Levy