What He’s given us

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For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.

 – 2 Timothy 1:7

I read this verse early this morning and it was such a great reminder that God brought to me. Its so good to be reminded of things you already have heard and to really sit and allow your heart to dwell on the simple truths of God. This one verse is so essential to walking in a victorious life through the Holy Spirit. When we realize that we don’t have to fear anymore, our life takes on a whole new perspective. He has given us power. He has given us his love. He has given us the ability to live disciplined and Holy lives. 

All of these things are only possible because of the Spirit that he gives to those who surrender their lives to him. Allow yourself to walk in this simple truth today and you will experience freedom and joy like never before. Our heavenly father has everything taken care of and promises ” that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

How can you apply this simple truth to your life today?

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Washed Away

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It can be so easy as a Christian to get wrapped up in all the things that we do each day rather than focusing on the One who made us righteous. So many times we can exert all of our energy doing a bunch of really good things and yet completely miss out on a real relationship with God. Sometimes, especially in my case, God has to get us alone and without any distractions to bring us to this revelation. We can stay SO busy and SO focused that that still small voice that the Lord usually speaks in is almost non-existent because of all the loud noise within our lives.

When we begin to focus on all the good things more than the maker of all those good things we can miss out on a truly fulfilling life and begin to feel burnt out and let down. The good things, the accomplished goals and even change in others lives is not what will satisfy us. that will satisfy us is a real tangible experience with God through the Holy Spirit.

We can come to him anytime and he will receive us with his never-ending kindness and love. He doesn’t receive us because of all the nice things we do but simply because of his mercy. He washed those sins away so that we can live a new life in the Holy Spirit without the burden of trying to do all the right things in our own strength. We are forgiven in Christ, PERIOD.

But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior

Titus 3:4-6