2Tim 1:3-7

Thanksgiving and Encouragement 3I am grateful to God—whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did—when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.4Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy.5I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you.6For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands;7for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.