Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I'm sitting here thinking of what to write about this verse that struck me from 2 Timothy this morning.  Then, an old song, that I haven't heard since I was a snot nosed teenager going to a small Catholic middle school in Dunedin, FL. 

"Go forth, among the people.  People, of every nation." 

(Don't ask me to sing it.  Taking a bat to some bagpipes would sound much better.)

It will all tie together here in a second so go with me on this.  Our attitude, especially when it comes to spreading the Truth of Jesus Christ, shines from within us, whether we like it or not. So when we go forth on our mission, what is our attitude?

"....., for God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power and love and self control." 2 Tim 1:7.

That hits hard.  God GAVE us our spirit, our attitude, our drive.  We are powerful people, not because of us, but because of God.  He gave us a spirit where we are not afaid of the world, we love others no matter how bad they have hurt us or where they have come from in the world, and we maintain self control and self discipline in our lives.  So why do we fear talking about Christ, why do we not love everyone, and why do we cave to our own desires?  I will give you a hint:  his name starts with an S and ends with an ATAN.  He is real. Don't be fooled.

So, what are you going to do about your attitude?  Is time to cast fear aside, start loving despite ourselves, and batten down the discipline hatches? 

Time to go forth........

The Freak