July 09, 2010

Show Us Your Life - Favorite Bible Verses

This over at Kelly’s Korner, Kelly has asked us to share our favorite bible verses.

When I became a Christian at the age of 13, the only bible verse I knew was John 3:16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

However, I quickly came to love learning new Bible verses. My favorite book of the Bible is Proverbs, with its endless amounts of practical wisdom. As a fledging Christian who was going thru the trials/tribulation of puberty, I clung fast to Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

In my early twenty it felt as though every turn I took was the wrong one. I often questioned if I was doing the right things and if I would ever have the life I dreamed of living. When I would get discouraged I would turn to this verse out of Jeremiah 29.

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. “ Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)

The Lord has blessed me with a greater hope and future than I could have ever imagined as that young 20-something. Now, I have an amazing husband, a beautiful daughter, a home filled with love and laughter, and career that I enjoy. With all of the blessings in my life, I could grow complacent/comfortable and lose sight of my ultimate purpose – to glorify God – so I keep this verse from Ephesians on my desk at work.

“Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise, but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16 (NIV)

What are your favorite Bible verses?

1 comment:

Pro Deo et Patria said...

On the ship the Chaplain would get on the PA system every night, last thing before taps, and read a Psalm of Proverbs, and then pray on the PA system. Psalm 91 is a powerful thing to hear in the war zone. It went from "unknown" to "favorite" very quickly.