Favorite Verses

31 07 2015

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!!


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31 07 2015
sherwood8028

Acts 1:8 You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you shall be my witness – everywhere!

31 07 2015
Ramona Levacy

Reblogged this on goodchristianfiction and commented:
This post says so much about the beauty and vitality of God’s Word, that I just had to share it. I hope you enjoy these thoughts and are as moved by the Spirit as I was. Thanks, Cassandra, for letting the Holy Spirit work so amazingly through you.

31 07 2015
Lawana Perrault

Some of my favorite verses are 1st Cor. 13:1-7.

31 07 2015
Linda Mullin

Matthew 11:28-30, Ezeliel 34:11-16, John 3:16, Zechariah 4:6.

31 07 2015
Ashley

Let your light so shine before men that they’ll see your good works and glorify the Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

31 07 2015
Jan Kelley

As my life progressed, i was thrilled to discover this set of verses from Habakkuk 3:17 & 18

Though the trees do not bud, and the vines produce no grapes, and the olive crop fails, and the fields do not produce any food, and there are no sheep in the pens nor cattle in the barns, yet, will i rejoice in the Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

He is mine and I am His……i must remind myself often of this fact as i walk along on this journey.

1 08 2015
ana harshaw

Morning Sister Sandra, Thought of this scripture verse: Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, Oh God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your Holy Spirit from me. Thank you for such a beautiful idea. Senior sister, mrs. ana

31 07 2015
Barb

Philippians 4:13 reminds me that there is nothing I can do without the help of God. Through his help there is nothing I can’t do!

31 07 2015
Karen Gill

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:4,5
“Teach my your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth, give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O Lord my God with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.” Psalm 86:11,12

31 07 2015
Nancy Hartwigsen

James 1:12

31 07 2015
Judy Smith

ISA. 61:10a&b “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD; my soul shall exult in my God, for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation; He has covered me with the robe of righteousness…”

31 07 2015
Sherry Moss

*Psalm 91 for it helped me through abuse for many years. I now have nearly been a widow as long as I was married. I still thank God for carrying me then and now!!!*

31 07 2015
Marla

My fav verse*****
Matt 6:33
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” ☺️

1 08 2015
Sherry Shaw

There are so many it’s hard to choose. My favorite today is Psalm 119:10-12
“With my whole heart have I sought You
O let me not wander from Your commandments.
Your word have I hidden in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Blessed are You O Lord, teach me your statutes.”

I do love reading the other verses our dear sisters have shared as their favorites. God bless you for your work in the Lord.

Sherry

1 08 2015
Pat Hall

I have many through the years, but since studying your book “Impossible” my
favorite has been Eph. 3:20-21! I praise God for the wonderful talent He has
given you.

1 08 2015
Helen Morrison Wright

My favorite verse is 2 Timothy 1:7 For God did give us a spirit of timidity, but of power, and love, and discipline. This gives me such courage when I face difficult decisions.
Helen

1 08 2015
Ellen West

I have many favorites, but the one I’ve thought about most often here lately is II Kings 6:16 “Don’t be afraid,”, the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” This is the time Elisha’s house was surrounded by the king of Aram’s horses and chariots. Elisha’s servant was terrified. After making this statement, Elisa prayed that his servant’s eyes would be opened, and God did. The servant saw that the hills were full of horses and chariots OF FIRE all around Elisha. I love this scripture because it reminds me that I’m never alone or forsaken. No matter what the outcome, (and it may not be the outcome I want), God is still in charge and his will WILL be done.

6 08 2015
J D

I am going to mark my Bible now. I don’t think of this one often enough.

2 08 2015
Penny Boduch

Proverbs 3:5-6

2 08 2015
Merle Fillion

One of my favorite verse is Zephaniah 3:17

6 08 2015
J D

So many favorites, but this is one for times of trial for me. Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.
Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love,
for they have been from of old.
Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
according to your steadfast love remember me,
for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!

Psalm 25:4-7 (ESV)

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