2 Timothy 1:1-7 GW

1 From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God's will--a will that contains Christ Jesus' promise of life.
2 To Timothy, my dear child. Good will, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord!
3 I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day when I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience as my ancestors did.
4 I remember your tears and want to see you so that I can be filled with happiness.
5 I'm reminded of how sincere your faith is. That faith first lived in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice. I'm convinced that it also lives in you.
6 You received a gift from God when I placed my hands on you [to ordain you]. Now I'm reminding you to fan that gift into flames.
7 God didn't give us a cowardly spirit but a spirit of power, love, and good judgment.