For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

1 Timothy 1:6-7 ESV

The Lord of everything.

The Creator of heaven and earth.

The one who breathes life into our lungs and knows the number of our days.

That same God lives inside of us. 

Believing in His power and believing in the power He has placed inside of us is a daily fanning of the flame. How do we fan the flame?

We ignite the flame within us by spending time in His word. We ignite the flame by spending time with Him in prayer. We ignite the flame every time we believe that His power is greater and stronger than any of our fears.

We have nothing to fear when we are with God. Yet, we get stuck fears, big and small, that should really have no power over us. We tend to make God smaller than He is. In moments of intense fear and worry it is hard to remember how big our God is. Daily practice of fanning the flame reminds us of the power that is within us.

What fears have been holding you back lately? Are you believing in the full power of God?

JamieLee finds deep-rooted joy being in her kitchen. When she is chopping veggies, stirring soup, watching her bread rise and fall…it is in those moments she can hear God the clearest. She is a passionate gatherer, writer, small business owner and loves talking about food, natural health and the way those things effect us. She lives in North Dakota with her Husband, DJ and dogs Porter & Sage. Connect with JamieLee here.