AVADIJ – Wednesday, 6/11/08

Holy moly!! I’ve got less than an hour and a half left to get my verse in for the day!!

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity,
but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

2 Timothy 1:7

This is something I forget a LOT. I am, by nature, timid. I don’t want to ruffle feathers. I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable. I just want everyone to get along. *sigh* I really need to get over that…


  1. Cheryl Wray on June 12, 2008 at 2:11 am

    I’ve always loved that verse!!And a verse a day? Great idea!!

  2. Stacy~ on June 12, 2008 at 7:16 am

    Wow, I love this! I had no idea you were off hiatus, which is why I haven’t stopped by. But now I have another reason to come over 🙂

  3. Sing4joy on June 12, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Dearest Jen,God has instilled in you the nature to care for others. This is not intended as timidity – and I’ll bet, for the most part, it is not. The key is not allowing Satan to twist it into a character trait that causes you stress and fretting and allows others to mistreat you. I, on the other hand, am careless and often times hurt people by blurting out the blatant truth. As you see at the end of the verse – after God giving us a spirit of power – He has also given us a spirit of LOVE and of SELF-DISCIPLINE. I think you are mistaking your spirit of LOVE for a spirit of TIMIDITY. Off my box. Back to staining cabinets.

  4. Gretchen on June 12, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    I think I have 1 of 3; not bad, right? Oh, I kid. What a great verse for today. We do need to realize the skillz we have in Jesus. We can be powerful creatures if we allow the Spirit to move us. Or not move us, as in the case of self discipline. xxxooogretchen

  5. Becoming Me on June 12, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    That is a good one!

  6. Suzanne on June 12, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    This is one of my top favorite verses, mostly because I have to remind myself too! I actually considered using this same one yesterday, but decided on another. It’s a good thing we have plenty to choose from cuz I don’t wanna copy anyone. 🙂

  7. His Girl on June 12, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    I like the version that says, “power, love and a sound mind”I remember that when I feel like I may be going crazy… knowing that God has a sound mind for me if I just seek Him.

  8. Shauna on June 13, 2008 at 12:36 am

    So funny that this is your verse. I have been considering sharing some of the personal stuff I’ve been going through and was trying to muster together some words and courage when this verse popped into my head. 🙂

  9. God's Guitar Girl on June 13, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    This is a real, “Get out there and kick some BUTT!” verse for me. Love it!

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