Stir up ‘the Gift’ in Yourself (2 Timothy 1)

6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

7  For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:6-7 (NKJV)

  • While I was VERY familiar with verse 7 of 2 Timothy 1, the power of the prior verse (6, in the King James versions) was just revealed to me in a such a beautiful way – in a Gospel video, Joe Pace and the Colorado Mass Choir (above).   Who says all your bible insights need to come from a minister or Bible Study teacher?
    • Like my discovery of Zechariah 4:6 this past week, as covered in my post earlier today, HOW you get God’s message and word can vary greatly.   A sermon, song, or (even) a speech – see below.
  • Being led to a Bible scripture OUTSIDE of a Sunday morning sermon or Bible Study setting can make it LINGER in our minds longer.
    • I guess that’s another case of ‘Hearing Him Availing Much’ (see hearing God’s voice post).
    • I can still vividly recall hearing a politician quoting Scripture at a convention 16 months ago!   Former Governor Ted Strickland (an ordained Methodist minister), in speech stated: “In Matthew, chapter 6, verse 21, the scriptures teach us that where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
  • Christian Assurance: Pillar 8 (Christian Courage).
  • Reading different versions can, as well, help one see the meaning and power of a verse.   ‘Stir up the gift’, in KJV and NKJV Bibles, has a different feel than ‘fanning into flames’ one’s gift – though I love alliterations (smile).
  • Another version of these two verses (NLT) reads:  6 This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.  2 Timothy 1: 6-7 NLT

To God be the Glory!

Greg Silverthorne


One thought on “Stir up ‘the Gift’ in Yourself (2 Timothy 1)

  1. Reblogged this on 66 Assurance Way and commented:

    Wishing you a Happy AND Blessed New Year! Strive to Stir up the Gift that’s been divinely placed in you. Be assured that the Best is YET to come. Trust that trouble will never last and that Triumph is just around the corner. Grace, mercy, and Peace. Greg S./66 Assurance Way.


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