I took an informal poll among my Facebook friends. I asked them to share their favorite Bible verse with me. Verses poured in, and my smile grew. It is such an encouragement to read a verse and picture the face of my friend. These verses are the ones that have deeply shaped their hearts, providing courage and comfort as they make life’s journey.
The Bible is a gift. It contains the voice of God speaking to us from His heart. In its words, we find direction, grace, peace, healing, teaching, prodding, warning, comfort, encouragement, and a constant invitation. His Word holds precious promises, tantalizing glimpses of heaven, and an intimate portrait of God’s heart. It warns us about the heartbreaking consequences of sin, and spotlights Jesus on the cross as the answer to our deepest need.
As we walk through the next several weeks, I want to share some of these favorites with you. Some are very familiar, well-read words that speak gently and powerfully to our hearts. Others are gems tucked quietly in the Bible’s pages waiting for the moment when God speaks them into our souls. Some will be your favorites; others will become new favorites. All of them will offer our hearts a chance to be touched by God and His Word.
My Jesus Resolution today is to thank God for His Word. Too often, I take my Bible for granted. I forget that each time I open its pages, I am entering the presence of God. He wants to meet me among its words, challenge me to surrender more deeply, love me unconditionally, and transform me into the image of Jesus. Opening His Word is always a privilege and a responsibility. I want to accept His gift with thanksgiving, allowing it to touch me and change me to look more like Jesus.
I would love to know your favorite verse! Let me know what it is in the comment section below!!