I underline them in my Bible. What are YOUR favorite Bible verses?
Then out comes the highlighter to dazzle my eyes with their message.
I’ve rewritten them word by word in my journal, then wrote them once again in my own language.
I’ve typed their words and hung them by my computer to remember to repeat them until they are scorched on my heart.
Certain Bible verses that call out to me – “Take me, I’m yours.”
I’ve tasted their sweetness and chewed on their meaning for me.
Here are five verses that bring me closer to God and draw me into his spirit.
1. 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.
Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV)
2. Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
Isaiah 43: 1b NIV
3. Teach me your way, Lord,
that I may rely on your faithfulness;
give me an undivided heart,
that I may fear your name.
Psalm 86:11 (NIV)
4. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,
according to his power that is at work within us,
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations,
for ever and ever! Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)
5. 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.
I will be found by you,” declares the Lord,
“and will bring you back from captivity.
Jeremiah 29:11-14a (NIV)
Wow, that was so hard narrowing the selection of verses down to five. I knew right away the first one would be included since it is my life verse (do you have a life verse?) but choosing the rest was difficult.
What verses from the Bible have blessed you on your journey? What are your favorite Bible verses?