1.Paul was thankful that Timothy had been called to ministry. Timothy seemed to timidly enter the marathon of ministry.
The staff of “The Shepherd’s Connection” recognizes your divine calling. We are thankful that you chose to be faithful and follow God’s will for your life.
2.Paul was aware of Timothy’s needs. Paul was mindful of Timothy’s tears. We cannot be certain of the reason for those tears. Paul knew and was mindful of Timothy’s burden.
The staff of “The Shepherd’s Connection” acknowledges your burden. When you serve in ministry there are many burdens. Some of those are heavy: the needs of your congregation, the burden for the lost, people who are suffering and the condition of our nation and world.
3.Paul encouraged Timothy to stir up the gift of God. Paul encouraged Timothy to stir his calling as one would stir a fire.
The staff of “The Shepherd’s Connection” prays that your gift for ministry will never grow dim. We pray that it will grow brighter as the days move forward.
4.Paul prayed that Timothy would be empowered for ministry. He prayed that he would be filled with power, love for people and a sound mind. The phrase sound mind refers to self-control and self-discipline. This phrase refers to a person who is sensibly minded and balanced, who has his life under control.
The staff of “The Shepherd’s Connection” recognizes the load of carrying your responsibility. We are praying for you and ask God to enable you with His strength.
We are thankful for you and every aspect of your life!