"Preach the gospel at all times, if necessary use words." - St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Some favorites

Methinks that I will share some of scripture verses that I have underlined in my Bible through the years. They all have special meanings to me and have been used in times of joy, of praise, of sadness, of stress and of teaching. A few may have an added 'editorial comment'. Hopefully, these will shed a little light on my Walk with God.
"And who knows whether you have come to this place for such a time as this?" (Esther 4:14) - This verse always reminds me that God places us in positions for His purposes whether we recognize it or not. We should always be aware that "for such a time as this" God may be able to use us wherever we are.
"Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name give glory.." (Psalm 115:1) - We should always give the Glory to God for the work He does through and in us. "
" 'For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.' " (Jeremiah 29:11)
"Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior." (Isaiah 43:1b - 3)
"And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God." (Micah 6:8) -Thanks, Gabe. I never knew this verse until you preached on it. I learned a lot.
"Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship." (Romans 12:1)
"In all these things we are overwhelmingly conquerors through Him who loved us." (Romans 8:37) - This verse stays on my desk to remind me of the promise that God can conquer anything, even difficult and stoopid bosses (grin)!
"Don't worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God." (Philippians 4:6)
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)
"For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline." (2 Timothy 1:7)
"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." (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
"The grass withers and the flower falls off, but the Word of the Lord endures forever." (1 Peter 1:24-25)
"Casting all your worries upon Him, because He cares for you." (I Peter 5:7)
"And He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away." (Revelation 21:4)
"Be strong and of good courage. Do not be afraid or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)
"Bear one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ." (Galatians 6:2)
WOW! Just going through my Bible, finding these verses (and many more) and remembering their impact on my life has given me a worship time right here in my living room. May God bless these words to your heart!
And for today my friends, this has been the gospel according to Jimmy. Be God's!