2011-12-05 - What Would Paul Say?
I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. (2 Timothy 1:5)
Timothy is a Godsend. He is a good sounding board, and life would not be the same without him. We may not see each other as often as I would like, but our bond remains strong. I thank God for Timothy, pray for him constantly, and beg God to bless him richly. It is evident Timothy trusts the Lord. He is fortunate to have a family with a strong Christian base. His mother Eunice and grandmother Lois are Christ-followers who have instilled in Timothy those same values. They must be proud, knowing His faith is rubbing off on others.
I wish for my friend to find boldness in himself. There is no reason for Timothy to be timid, when God gave us confidence. He can practice this confidence by testifying about our Lord. There is no reason he should feel ashamed of being God's follower, or ashamed of me, God's imprisoned worker. I believe that God will deliver Timothy from timidity, to become a mighty soldier for God. These are my desires for my dear friend.
Lord, I pray for my friends and ask that our bond remain intact, even when we are not together. Meet all their hopes and aspirations in a way that only comes from You, my heavenly Father. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Is there anything good about timidness?