Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Verses that inspire

Recently I was sitting on our screen porch when a summer thunderstorm rolled in. The sky darkened, and the rumbles of thunder grew louder. I heard the rain coming across the forest toward our home, quietly at first, then louder, and as the drops reached us, it became a roar of water.

Our Father is in the lightning and thunder, and the rain that soaks the earth -- all of these are His gifts. I thought about the sound of the rain, and I remembered this passage:

                   Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and
                   all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all 
                   the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for He comes, for He
                   comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and 
                   the peoples in His faithfulness.  (Psalms 96:11-13)

Has a verse or passage inspired you this week?


Cathy said...

While reading in one of the devotionals that come to my email box every morning, I came across this verse:

Hosea 2:19-20, "I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, in lovingkindness and in compassion, And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the LORD." (NASB)
I have always struggled with the thoughts of "Who would want me?" One time when I was a child, I was getting ready to go out with a group of people who were older than I was. My mother said to me "why would they want you?" and do you know, that question has followed me and haunted me all my life.My head knows that God has chosen me, and that Christ dies and rose for me. But my poor heart still asks that question "Why would He want me?"The answer....... because He chose to, though absolutely nothing I have done. This is a verse for me to memorize and take out when Satan, using those old words of my mother, attacks.

Austin Towers said...

Cathy's comment highlights how the words we say to each other can stay with us - for good (but mostly for bad) - when we say things without thinking about how they might affect!

For me there have been so many verses to think on, but today 2 Cor 4 (the whole chapter) resonates. I will just highlight verses 6&7

"For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us."

Very humbling! hugs, Caro xx

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Anonymous said...

And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matthew 3:2 (KJV)

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)

These are some of the scriptures that keep coming up in my spirit. Our country and world is in need of a serious revival. I am sure most of us already know this. I recently started doing street ministry / evangelism , so these scripts inspire me to continue spreading the gospel