power, love, and a sound mind!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

Each day at camp, there is a bible verse to memorize and this one is for today.  One of those that I cling to and remind myself and stand on in strength.

From that scripture my heart is brought to this one:

Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. 1 John 4:18 (NLT)

My prayer for today is that these amazing, adorable, little kiddos would just be so filled with God’s love that any and all fear would be gone.  I’m writing this a week beforehand and I’m so excited to come back with stories of how God met these little ones that I have yet to meet and hold…but in the meantime I’m loving on them from afar with my prayers and praying for you too to experience this love that casts out ALL fear.

and while we’re at it…this verse also popped up during my time with matthew:

“But seeing the wind, he became frightened and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:30-31

I love that even when we are afraid, doubting, having only a little faith…Jesus grabs us.  He takes hold of us and saves us when we call to Him.  Even when everything around me is shaking, He is there.  He knows exactly the right timing. I can trust Him with timing even when things seem like they’re set back.  And besides…there is no fear in perfect love.

what are you fearing today?