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Bible Ballistics: BBs #500   I Know That I Know!!!


I was asked recently how I always stayed so “perky”, and I responded that like anyone else I have my moments, but they are usually in private. I also shared something about knowing that God had it, and that anyone who thinks I’m some kind of “super” woman, or saint simply need to ask my husband and children about my “moments”! The truth is that I have walked with Jesus for a long time, and I have been through a lot of failure, crises, tragedy and confusion at various times, yet I have always found God faithful at every turn; and that experience and confidence in God, help me to remain “perky” and positive that God has never, nor will HE ever leave me to deal with anything alone, and I trust His sovereign will for me! Having said all of that, I’d like to share a passage that means a lot to me, and it contains several of my favorite verses in all of scripture.

I pray that this simple reminder of what God has done for us will encourage your heart today. Even as Paul wrote it to his ‘son-in-the-ministry’ as an encouragement, an update and a challenge to live faithfully for God, may it lift our hearts today? Even as my friend Jo always clings to verse 7 to remind her that we don’t have to be afraid, may you find the hope, faith, courage and encouragement that you need today in this precious word from God to you!

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;

but of power,

and of love,

and of a sound mind.

8 Be not thou therefore ashamed

of the testimony of our Lord,

nor of me his prisoner:

but be thou partaker

of the afflictions of the gospel

according to the power of God;

9 Who hath saved us,

and called us

with an holy calling,

not according to our works,

but according to his

own purpose

and grace,

which was given us in Christ Jesus

before the world began,

10 But is now made manifest

by the appearing of our Saviour

Jesus Christ,

who hath abolished death,

and hath brought life

and immortality

to light through the gospel:

11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher,

and an apostle,

and a teacher of the Gentiles.

12 For the which cause I also suffer

these things:

nevertheless I am not ashamed:

for I know

whom I have believed,

and am persuaded

that he is able

to keep that which I

have committed unto him

against that day.

13 Hold fast the form of sound words,

which thou hast heard of me,

in faith

and love

which is in Christ Jesus.”    2 Timothy 1:7-13

Press on dear friend, we don’t have to fear but to hold fast—Jesus is coming soon! Amen and Amen!!!