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My Life Verses

When people ask me what I’m about, I simply quote two verses to them:
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.  2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Loving God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength is what we are called to do as Christ Followers. The second commandment, loving my neighbor as myself, is something I do by using the verse above.  I simply do my part to provide comfort that is often in the form of encouragement and godly counsel to those who are hurting. If you could choose a verse that describes your life, what you are about, what you were put on this earth for, which one(s) would you choose?

13 thoughts on “My Life Verses”

  1. I’m so glad you are back on your blog! It makes my coffee taste even sweeter! =)
    Here is the verse that has continued to describe my life and encourage my heart. It was read at our wedding a few years ago and continues to apply even today.
    Habakkuk2:3
    But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled . If it seems slow, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed. NLT

  2. Isaiah 61:1-3 I am a prisoner no more and I am free in Christ. God wants me to share this with people who are in bondage, who are afflicted and brokenhearted, who are captive to sin. God has set me free and I am here on this earth to show others how they can be free also. I can not praise Him enough for giving me beauty instead of ashes.

  3. Galatians 5:25 (The Message)

    25-26 Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in every detail of our lives. That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original.

  4. I’ve never really thought about this before, yet I knew what my answer would be right away. Thanks for asking the question.

    Galatians 6:4 Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others.5 Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.

  5. Galatians 2:20 – I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless, I live; yet not I but Christ lives in me. And the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.

  6. 1 Thessalonians 1:3
    “We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”

    May God and all of my fellow journeymen say that about me one day.

    And the other one is:

    2 Corinthians 1:8-11
    “We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.”

    Oh, how I was under great pressure, far beyond my ability to endure, so that I despaired even of my life. BUT GOD, in all of His goodness, allowed me to rely on Him and He raised my heart from the dead. He has delivered me and will continue to deliver me. He has granted me gracious favor in answer to the prayers of many. I am so thankful.

  7. “In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.” Psalm 16:9

    I love this verse because it places me in a place of dependence and a posture of listening…I have done and still do the “chris” thing….ready to move beyond that!

  8. Two that I have clung to for years that kinda go together:

    “LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.” Psalm 16:5-6 and,
    “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,” Ephesians 3:20.
    These verses remind me that where God has me is better than anything I could come up with on my own.

  9. Ephesians 6: 10-18
    10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

    I am a prayer warrior for God.

    I pray for the driver that is speeding and switching lanes. I pray for the stressed out mom of toddlers at the grocery store. I pray for people I do not know.

    God has given me the vision to see those that are struggling and has put it in my heart to pray.

  10. Since I was a teenager I’ve often fallen back onto Luke 12:48b NIV:

    From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.

  11. Cindy, that’s a loaded question for me. Any of God’s promises that are healing, supportive and encouraging to people hurting and struggling. God’s word is chalk full of promises and encouragement.

  12. Cindy, I’ve really enjoyed your blog lately! It seems like that verse makes a lot of sense for you, even from just knowing you through your writing and your story. I like that God can bring a certain verse to mind that really invokes a sense of confidence and calling for who He’s made us to be.

    In college I’d say that it was 1 Cor. 15:10 (by the grace of God, I am who I am…), but since my father died suddenly in March, I feel like God is staking out some new territory in my heart for how He wants to redeem my story even more, from the ashes it’s brought to a fuller picture of beauty someday. I’d say that I’m on a journey to find ‘my verse’ again.

    Some song lyrics really pierced my heart yesterday, however: “She who has been loved much, has so much to give.” I feel like that’s where I’m camped out right now: I’ve been loved well by both my heavenly and earthly fathers, and even as I miss my father so much, God is continuing to write my story, showing that He wants to give generously to others through me…

  13. Most personally between me and my Heavenly Father, Genesis 16:13:
    13 She answered God by name, praying to the God who spoke to her,
    “You’re the God who sees me!”
    “Yes! He saw me; and then I saw him!”

    When everyone else has turned their back, when all you feel like is a discarded servant- He sees you. He is my El Roi.

    My “life verse” is Colossians 3:12-14 (or really, just the whole chapter!):
    12 So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline.13 Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you.14 And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.

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