Often in my own studies, I find verses and quotes that I want to share. Like this one:
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
This week we are thinking about resolutions; we are dwelling on thoughts of being determined to make changes in our lives. And that quote struck home for me -- as I endeavor to improve, and to become more like Him, He is delighted with my efforts. It's as if each of us is the only one He is watching . . . that is the level of care that He gives to us!
With that kind of love overshadowing me and helping me, I can renew my determination to be more completely like Him . . .
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. (I Corinthians 9:24-27)
Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. (I Timothy 6:12)
We will all have times of doubt, worry, and fear. Many of our Biblical heroines did, too. Satan will often try to use these things to weaken our faith. These verses can inspire us to think through, grasp the power of God in our lives, and push on! We are sinful people, but we can win our battles with His help!
If a particular verse has inspired or comforted you recently, won't you share it with us?