I didn’t have a lot of time to spend in the Word, worship and prayer, this morning. We have family visiting and I have to head to Annapolis to meet a friend and pick up one of my kiddos. Since I do not have a lot of time to write today, I’m going to focus on this week’s challenge.
While I love all of God’s Word, there have been certain passages that He has used to speak life and love into my heart. Other Scriptures are promises that I have clung to during difficult times. And some I consider my life verses…ones that I can turn to no matter what I’m facing. Ones that strengthen my faith.
Here are some of my favorites:
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:1-5
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:1-3
ALL of Isaiah 61!
No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married. Isaiah 62:4
Honestly, I could just go on and on…but, I think you get the picture. So, here’s this week’s challenge:
Here’s how it works: If you answer the challenge question, by leaving the answer in the comments below, you will be automatically entered into a weekly drawing! I will present a challenge every Monday and you will have until the following Friday (midnight) to post your answers. I will announce the winner of the prize in my Saturday post.
This week’s prize will be a copy of The Art of Praying the Scriptures – A Fresh Look at Lectio Divina. This book is by one of my all-time favorites, John Paul Jackson.
This week, please share in the comments below, one of your favorite Scriptures and briefly explain why it is a favorite. I look forward to reading what you have to share!
Be blessed! See you, tomorrow…