2 Timothy 1:7


2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 


Heavenly Father, I often pray for these very things: confidence (rather than timidity), power, love, and self-discipline.  I pray for these things especially when I’m feeling weak, vulnerable, or challenged.  Yet this passage casts a whole new light on my prayer.  For it isn’t as though I don’t possess these things.  I already do.  You say it right there in your Word.  Wow!  So now when I pray for these things, help me remember that I already have them.  For you have given me a spirit of confidence, power, love, and self-discipline.  Because of that, I’m excited about the challenges I will face today and this week as I see your power and strength at work in me and through me (in spite of me).  God be praised!  Amen.