2 Timothy 1:7

So this verse was right on time for me today! How important it is for us to stand on the truth that we know, rather than relying upon our feelings and wayward perceptions. This passage reminds me that I am often stronger than I believe myself to be (and we learned this in children’s ministry this past weekend) because the same Power who raised Jesus from the grave is present in our hearts, too.

These are my brief reflections on the verse from 2 Timothy 1. What are your thoughts?

PS — I thought I would share a humorous anecdote from children’s ministry this past weekend: I was talking to Child A when Child B interrupted and tried to get my attention. I countered by gently informing Child B that I was having a conversation with Child A, and that I would speak with Child B as soon as I was done. Without skipping a beat, Child B then asked me, “Teacher, what is a ‘conversation’?” I chuckled and explained what it was, and she looked at me with fresh understanding as she went on her way.

I can’t help but wonder if that is how the Lord deals with us. If there is a delay, He may be asking me to wait, but He clearly has His eye on me (even when I think He’s busy) and then addresses my concerns with tenderness and love — maybe even a chuckle or two as well! 🧡

23 thoughts on “2 Timothy 1:7

      1. Hehehe I love that you called me Kathy. That is my sisters name. My mom use to call me Kathy all the time. For a few years I thought my name was Kat-Margaret haha haha 🙂

        I feel at times that the LORD practically has to hit me over the head with things for me to say “ah-ha I get it now hehehe 🙂 🙂

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      2. Nooooo don’t be sorry at all. It made me smile and brought beautiful memories of my childhood. It was a blessing. There are no coincidences my dear Sister, and sometimes mistakes are not mistakes. The LORD uses it all for His glory, and to bless us 🙂 🙂

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      3. I know you are praying for me and it is so very much appreciated. It is the best gift you could ever give me. We are fine. Just waiting for the insurance company to approve the adjustment. Which I never understand since it is their adjuster that wrote the adjustment hahaha. God has this though, and therefore we will be fine 🙂

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      4. I have learned in life that when we owe the insurance companies money, they are equipped to let us know; however, when they owe us money, they find any and all ways possible to delay having to write us a check. Such is life, but I am fully confident that the funds you are owed will be given to you sooner than later. 🧡

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      5. So glad to hear that the money was received! That definitely is an answer to prayer. Lord willing, the actual workers will get to your house sooner than later, and everything will be resolved satisfactorily quite soon.🧡

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  1. I’ll always remember this verse as the one I found for a friend and myself before we were to take the Praxis tests. It calmed both of us so well, and we were able to think and remember clearly.

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    1. Praise God! (and thanks for your patience with me as I catch up on my messages).

      The funny thing is that we are also teaching the children this verse at church, so I really have no excuse for not knowing it or applying it. 🙂
      How are things going with you?

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      1. “Things” are up & down. 😊 We’re making decisions about how close we need to stay to home for family vs traveling to see other family. Needs in both areas; praying and waiting on the Lord for direction and peace.
        I was reading this morning about rest vs slothfulness, and thought about the passage in Hebrews 4 about God’s rest. Jesus, no matter how busy, was at rest in God, knowing He was about His Father’s work. I think Paul had that, too, to some extent. If we know we are in obedience, God gives us all the resources we need: time, energy, etc. Worry not, fear not, stress not.

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      2. Any updates on where you landed regarding the family situations? It must be heart-wrenching to have to choose between the two. :/

        I like what you say about the difference between rest in the Lord and laziness. Rest in the Lord energizes us for other things and helps us to be productive; laziness energizes no one, and is marked by stagnation.

        And I’m going to borrow your “worry not, fear not, stress not” line in the future, FYI. 🙂

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      3. We were able to visit my folks for a long weekend, which is always a blessing. So that’s one down. The longer family visit is coming up, and we still are in limbo about two family persons here at home. I have come to a peace about “not my will but Thine be done,” and praying for direction. Thank you for asking.

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      4. It sounds like you have several important decisions to make on the family front, the only way you can do it is to tackle each issue one by one, which is what you’re doing. As you say, His will be done! (He often likes to wait to the very last minute to tell us what His plan is, though) 😨

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      5. He did! Our dear friend passed away, so we are sad about that loss. Attending the funeral put us two days behind for our family reunion, but God arranged our travel nicely, driving on the weekend instead of rush hour(s). We are well and happy. I pray you are resting in our Lord.

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  2. That’s a good post dailythankful, and I still pray for your work situation. 🙂

    How do you think the meaning of that verse differs in what it communicates to the reader when contrasted with the KJV?

    “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

    Is there a different message communicated?

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    1. Thanks, Lee. Let me finish my Greek word study on the verbs in 2 Timothy 1:7 (comparing both the KJV and NASB renderings of the passage) and I will get back to you. I could offer a reply now, but as it is late, I want to finish up the research with fresh eyes later in the day.

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      1. That’s fine dailythankful, and I appreciate your kindness in all that you pursue.
        I should probably remind you though (in regards to your Greek word-study) that the underlying manuscripts for the NAS/ESV and the KJV are different documents.

        I still pray for your work situation, and I’m thankful to be your friend.

        God bless you. 🙂

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      2. Thanks for your patience, Lee. The week somehow got away from me, so I wasn’t able to continue with my word study, but when I do so, I plan to look up the verses in the KJV and compare what I find with the NASB. I’ll be sure to report back to you when I have an update!

        And I am the fortunate one to be able to call you a friend, Lee. 🙏🏾 I appreciate your ongoing support and prayers. My prayers continue for you and Melissa as well!

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