Meditation Thought: “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
“Power, love, self-control.” Nothing can defeat the person who views themselves as having these attributes. And how are the attributes obtained? They are obtained by receiving a new heart of flesh and God’s spirit within (see Ezekiel 36:26). The heart of flesh is the compassionate, forgiving heart of Jesus replacing the selfish heart of stone, and God’s spirit is placed within as we acknowledge Jesus as Savior, Jesus as Lord, and seek to know our Triune God intimately.
The power of God is within us as long as we desire that power to be within, as long as we are willing for this power to energize us. This power is the power that is in harmony with the power that is also energizing the worlds of the spirit and the world – for this reason, all works better for us if we are willing to yield to this power our own power of self-will.