2 Timothy 1:7 (Amplified)
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].”
I remind each and every one of us, no matter what this world throws at us, or how this world would try and intimidate us, that intimidation, fear, dread is NOT from God, that is the work of Satan. We are not of this world, we are in this world but we are not of this world, our home is with the Father and His Son. So, we choose to live in a foreign land until one day we will be with the Father forever. In light of all that is happening in the world, In light of what happened in Texas last Sunday morning, we will not allow those people to be forgotten for the faith that they had, we will not coward back, we will not resolve to fear, no, we will stand. When we have done all we can to stand, we will put on the armor of God and trust Him. In fact, we rush in just like David did when he encountered Goliath. We bring with us power, love and a sound, clear mind. We will not be intimidated today.