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Friday, October 13: But gives us power, love and self-discipline

 

Pulled ApartWe are distracted people, with access to more technology, entertainment, and information than anyone before us. While much of that technology is so good, there's a dark side, and God’s word has a lot to say about living distracted, fragmented, pulled-apart lives. Join us as we explore hope and motivation to become people who focus on what really matters.

Read 2 Timothy 1:6-7

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Reflect

Jesus calls us the “light of the world” because our relationship to God challenges us to live so the light is obvious to others. Paul uses this passage to echo similar words of encouragement, urging his protégé to fuel his faith with the Holy Spirit's power, through demonstrations of love and self-discipline.

Respond

Does your faith illuminate your world? Do family, friends, and coworkers see the power, love, and self-discipline the Holy Spirit inspires? In your circumstances today, hold onto that picture of a radiating light, and fuel that flame without distraction to allow Christ to shine through you to others.

 

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