Gift Exchange…

 “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” 
2 Timothy 1:7

Sometimes we receive a gift that’s completely unsuitable. If the store has a return policy we take our gift in so they’ll exchange it for something we can really use. We get to leave with what we actually need rather than what we had.

Today’s verse reminds us that we don’t have to accept every gift that is offered to us. In fact God has a super exchange policy that is available to every believer. He says that if we ever receive the spirit of fear we can come to him and exchange it for power, love and a sound mind. Now that’s a great exchange!

Often the spirit of fear tries to blow into our life. It leaves cowardice, timidity, fear and intimidation as gifts for us. These gifts DO NOT come from God. We need to exchange them for things that we can always use. God says he will give us explosive spiritual power, agape love and a disciplined self-controlled mind whenever we exchange them with him. How good is God!

This week let’s make this great exchange. Let’s come to God with our unwanted gifts of cowardice, timidity, fear & intimidation. Let’s leave them with Him taking away new gifts of power, love and a sound mind. We will appreciate these new gifts and we will use them continually. We’ll be so glad we made a gift exchange with God!