Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Favorite Verses

Today I would like to do something a little different, and I hope that there will be some input from the folks who read these posts, and perhaps don't have time to comment very often.

Here is my question:  Do you have a favorite verse that you can share with us?

Some folks have what they call "life verses" that mean so much to them that they've claimed them as their guidance day-to-day.

Or you may have a verse that has meant a great deal to you in recent days or weeks.

Would you share it with us? I think this could be a real blessing to all of us, and I hope you will participate.

As for me, a dear friend pointed me to a passage that has blessed my heart recently, as I deal with struggles and pain in my life.

Isaiah 55:1, 3, 6, 8-12
  Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price
Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

I hope that you will take a moment to share a verse or passage with all of us.


Belinda said...

I love that passage Jacque!!

I also love John 14:6, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father but by Me."
This is my go to verse when I see others who believe just being a good person will get you to heaven, or believing there is a God but Jesus is just a prophet. Jesus is the ONLY way.

Cathy said...

My favourite verse, or life verse is also from Isaiah. 40:31
"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up on wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk, and not be faint."

CATachresis said...

Oh my goodness! There are so many, some of which I (and you!) have shared here before. Anything that deals with the "bigness" of God - Our God is an awesome God, He reigns … Once we understand that everything is in His control, though we can't see the bigger picture, we can hopefully trust Him that He knows what He is doing - like the lizard analogy, yesterday.

So I will pick from the OT Ps 37:4&5 "Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass" And I don't mean if you desire the latest ipad or gadget lol. The Lord knows our deepest and often unspoken desires - our heart desires.

And from the NT, like Belinda, I would choose Jn 14, but the whole chapter, because I'm greedy! :) xx