a word from The Sponsor ~ February 8

2 Timothy 1:7 is our bold, “Go-To” Sunday Bible verse shared by one of my graduate students. 

“For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” ~ 2 Timothy 1:7


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a word from The Sponsor ~ January 19

One of my graduate students shared the Serenity Prayer as her “Go-To” sentiment.
The Serenity Prayers combines many verses from the Bible:

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus ~Philippians 4:7
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Be still and know that I am God!  ~Psalm 46:10
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Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  ~Deuteronomy 31:6
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Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. ~Proverbs 3:5-6
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For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline
~2 Timothy 1:7
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{I added the word “please.”}

 

What verse(s) do you see echoed in the Serenity Prayer? Might you share them in a Comment? 

 


Here is the longer version of the Serenity Prayer:

The Serenity Prayer Long Version

by Reinhold Niebuhr, 1934/1950 

God grant me the serenity  

To accept the things I cannot change; 

Courage to change the things I can; 

And wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time; 

Enjoying one moment at a time;

Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; 

Taking, as He did, this sinful world 

As it is, not as I would have it;

Trusting that He will make all things right

If I surrender to His Will; 

So that I may be reasonably happy in this life

And supremely happy with Him

Forever and ever in the next.

Amen. 

 


 

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Focus Word~Affirm

Affirm  My focus word to begin 2012 is Affirm. I am going to affirm daily what God says about me. Affirmations are declarations of something that is true. Bonnie Gray reminds me that God says I am delightful. Here are Affirmations I know to be true. Would you consider adding yours in a comment box below?

  • I am crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. (Galatians 2:20)
  • The Son has set me free. I am free indeed! (John 8:36)
  • My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:19)
  • I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)
  • He who began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it. (Philippians 1:6)
  • There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)
  • Nothing can ever separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:38-39)
  • In all things God works for the good of those who love Him. (Romans 8:28)
  • God is faithful. He will not let me be tempted beyond what I can bear.(1 Corinthians 10:13)
  • God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.   (2 Timothy 1:7)
  • My light and momentary troubles are achieving for me an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. (2 Corinthians 4:17)
  • He is able to do immeasurably more than all I ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within me. (Ephesians 3:20)
  • God is for me! Who can be against me? (Romans 8:31)
  • God knows me. (Psalm 139:15)
  • add yours here!

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