This past weekend we finished the #YourVerse series at The Community Fellowship. Through the last month we talked about the Word of God ought to be part of our lives. It can saturate our minds and be woven in to our hearts. It ought to be something we talk about with others and share with others and live by.
Through the series I have shared the verses that have been an important part of my life. They came to me as promises from God, encouragement to live by faith, courage to make tough decisions and much more.
Many people have shared some of their verses that God has placed in their lives. I love to hear stories of faith and spiritual growth. These have brought me encouragement even more.
So I’d like to share some of my verses with you today. Most of these you have seen or read from me before because they run through my heart and mind and come out of my mouth often. As you read through these and through the small comments I share, I pray God will continue to build in to your life the verses He wants you to claim as #YourVerse. Scripture is something God uses to change our lives.
Read on. Claim as your own if you must, but here are some of my #YourVerse verses:
Philippians 4:6-7 NASB
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
That was given to me when I was in the height of change in my life. It brought comfort and direction directly from God. Here is another:
James 1:5 NASB
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
That is the verse that I share on many emails and on all my letters. Wisdom is something we all desperately need. It was in the middle 1990’s that God led me to start reading Proverbs on a daily basis, and this verse went right along with it. Here is another:
Psalm 119:11 NIV
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
This verse is one I learned as a young teenager that I have to apply on a daily basis. Here is another:
Colossians 3:2 NASB
Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
This is another that came alive with me when I was a teenager and started taking on more responsibility. Here is another:
Galatians 2:20 NASB
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
I love this verse as a reminder from God. Here is another:
1 Corinthians 10:13 NASB
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.
The comfort and promise of this verse is one I share with people I meet who are struggling with false guilt and shame. Plus God gives all of us help in our struggles. Here is another:
Matthew 6:33 NASB
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
I need that one daily. The verses I leave with are the backbone of why Scripture must run through our veins. I pray God will use many verses to change your life!
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NASB
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.