Monday, August 29, 2011

Bible Verses 2

Here's several verses that have struck a cord within me over the past week or so:

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

Romans 10:17 (NASB)

You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,

Psalms 30:11 (NASB)

Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.

Ephesians 5:33 (NASB)

And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NASB)

And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19 (NASB)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Romans 8:31

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

Romans 8:31 (NASB)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Hebrews 10:35-36

Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.

Hebrews 10:35-36 (NASB)

I really just like these God's plans verses don't I?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

God's Plans

Do you ever feel like someone else is living the life you should be living?

I've been feeling like this a lot lately. And the other day when I was driving home from visiting my parents, the thought crossed my mind and I asked "God, why is she living MY life?"

And God answered me.

He said "Yes, she's living a life that you could have had, if that was the path I chose for you to follow. But I chose something different for you. I have plans for you that don't include that life."

Readers, this was just what I needed to hear. I'd been obsessing over this issue for a few days and really needed to get my head on straight.

Thanks, God.

Jeremiah 29:11 (again) - 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.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Romans 8:38-39

My friend Jasmine posted this one on Facebook this morning. So true, and I had to post it.

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39

Monday, August 1, 2011

Joshua 24:14-15 -- a verse from yesterday's sermon

“Now, therefore, fear the LORD and serve Him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

Joshua 24:14-15

A few things that were said in yesterday's sermon upset me (including a comment regarding prayer in schools because I believe in the separation of church and state), but this verse managed to worm its way into my brain in spite of my criticisms of the service.