2 Timothy 1:7
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Yesterday I had an awesome day caddying for a beautiful girl in my life, Haley Wilson. Fellowshipping with friends and love ones as we watched her return to the game with a different attitude and a beautiful approach. it was a blessing to see her have fun and a blessing to have fun with her. A special shout out to Roger and Donna Newman as they have shared this week with us here in Tennessee. Roger is a master grill doctor and Donna a pretty awesome provider of the sides. We have eaten like royalty and I, as well as my family, thank you. Another shout out to JD (Jeff Davis) as he walked a course that requires a triathlon endurance with a broke down ankle. Anyway, back to the God's Word, Jesus showed me a valuable lesson yesterday as I walked the course and worked with Haley. Haley played very well yesterday and was hitting the ball great, on hole 18 (which was her 9th yesterday because she started on the back nine) she questioned using driver off the tee box for fear that it might find the lake. We had used driver in the practice round and she was short of the lake, but she was hitting the ball well and had some concern. It showed as she addressed the ball and consequently she hit the ball far right into a hazard and ending up making double bogey (two over par) on the hole. 2 Timothy 1:7 so describes this situation, as well as many situations in life. Jesus has not given us a spirit of fear. Some translations say a "timid spirit." He has not given us a spirit of fear and when we step out to do His work let us do so with confidence and with the power Jesus supplies. Jesus is awesome, He has supplied us with the power and the strength needed to accomplish any and all tasks He directs us to do. So today as you do God's work, do it with confidence. Do it with strength, do it with boldness. You see, any other emotion or any other attempt means you are depending on you and not Jesus. What can Jesus not accomplish? What can Jesus not make happen? What is bigger than Jesus? Nothing! Absolutely nothing! So as you go to work, as you step into that group of friends, as deal with struggles, as you deal with victories, as you put your hands to the plow understand that you have done what Jesus expects of you, which is grabbing the plow and being obedient. He will handle the results. So lay aside that fearful and timid approach and watch and experience a ride into the supernatural. Watch Jesus make you more than a natural man or woman but a supernatural, Bible believing, awesome soldier of the Most High God. Be strong in the Lord. he has you in His hands. They are strong, powerful and loving.
Brother Big Daddy