Closing out the week and this chapter of life with verses that were highlighted in Mom’s Bible. Though she is gone, she speaks. I think many of us need to hear, think about and apply some things that momma has said and treasured through her Spiritual journey.
Read on… I am praying for you and praising God for His truth!
Psalm 86:5-7 NLT
O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help. Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord; hear my urgent cry. I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble, and you will answer me.
Psalm 147:3 NLT
He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.
Proverbs 30:7-9 NLT
O God, I beg two favors from you; let me have them before I die. First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God’s holy name.
Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
Matthew 6:19-21 NLT
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
1 Thessalonians 3:12 NLT
And may the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow, just as our love for you overflows.
1 Thessalonians 5:13 NLT
Show them great respect and wholehearted love because of their work. And live peacefully with each other.
Jude 21-24 NLT
and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love. And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NLT
Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love.
Lord, thank you for the character that my mom taught me through the years. She showed me how to love the Scriptures since I was very young. Her life brought laughter and tears, demonstrated love and kindness, and she was genuine. I am grateful for the gift my mom was to our family, her friends and to the world. Please help us to see the things that came through my mom that have shaped us and others, and may my life and my family help to shape others. Our family desires to honor you today, and I pray that our memories will show just what abundant life looks like. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
My mom’s funeral is this afternoon. Thank you for your prayers and support. Continue to pray and especially pray that we will honor God as we remember her.