2 Timothy 1:3-7
(3) I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
(4) Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
(5) When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
(6) Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
(7) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
My daughter once spent a day and a night downtown with a group of Girl Scouts and she said in their travels she noticed people talking to themselves, giving evil stares, and all the homelessness. She said, although she was with adults and counsellors, it was frightening at times.
It’s reported that many of the homeless suffer from mental illness or some form of substance abuse… they need our prayers. Even people (including saints) who seem “normal”, struggle with depression, doubt, fear, anxiety, migraines, stress and other disease. They too, need prayer and to know the truth and power of verse 7.
Saints, the enemy’s greatest area of attack is the mind.
We need to be praying for a sound mind and reminding ourselves to STIR UP THE SPIRIT WITHIN US that we would share this good news and set the captives free.