Power, Love, and Self-Control

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. ~ 1 Timothy 1:7

I love the encouragement found in this scripture. It’s a great reminder that we should be bold in our faith! We have no power in and of ourselves, but through Jesus, we have power, and love, and self-control.

I struggle with self control – when it comes to food, exercise, and even busy-ness. When not careful, I can be a workaholic. I have to often evaluate what I’m doing and cut back to make time for myself to rest and for my family.

Whatever you struggle with, whatever your fears, give them to Jesus and live under His power and love.


James Oliver
James Oliver is a follower of Jesus Christ, a pastor, a husband, a father, and a friend. He loves people passionately in an attempt to imitate Jesus Christ's love for people.

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