Since I have been using the YouVersion Bible app on my phone, I have begun to highlight a bunch (like a whole lot) of Bible verses that really hit me hard. Some are the “deep ones” that make you question your whole life, while others are friendly reminders to be thankful. I have found that, by having a mini, hand-held Bible with me at all times, I can just snap out the word of God. (It’s like my new super power!) Here are some of my highlighted verses that I thought you may enjoy.
Hebrews 10:35-37 NLT
“So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay.”
Let’s start at the beginning. “Don’t throw away this confident trust in the Lord.” We all have this secure and firm trust that the Lord can change any situation that troubles us into a situation that glorifies our father. What happens if we throw that away? What happens if we let Satan in our minds and allow him to corrupt our hearts into feeling like that firm trust is not real? We fail. We fall into temptation and the constant “comparison game”. Hebrews 10:35-37 is one of those verses that means so many things to so many people. For me, it traps me in a corner and reminds me that nothing and nobody can take away my trust in the Lord as long as I have patient endurance and a heart that continues to seek Him.
Titus 3:5 NLT
“He saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.”
This verse is what comes to mind whenever I think of Baptism. When we are baptized, we devote our lives to Jesus and agree to the statement that, “He saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.” Then, “plop”, under the water we go and, “boom”, washed from our sins and re-born! (It is really much more graceful and professional than a “plop” and “boom”!)
Here is a verse to leave you with, a verse about eating healthy and living wisely!
Isaiah 55:1-5 NLT
“Hey there! All who are thirsty,come to the water! Are you penniless? Come anyway—buy and eat! Come, buy your drinks, buy wine and milk.Buy without money—everything’s free! Why do you spend your money on junk food,your hard-earned cash on cotton candy? Listen to me, listen well: Eat only the best,fill yourself with only the finest. Pay attention, come close now, listen carefully to my life-giving, life-nourishing words. I’m making a lasting covenant commitment with you, the same that I made with David: sure, solid, enduring love. I set him up as a witness to the nations,made him a prince and leader of the nations, And now I’m doing it to you: You’ll summon nations you’ve never heard of, and nations who’ve never heard of you will come running to you because of me, your God,because The Holy of Israel has honored you.”
Please feel free to comment any of your favorite verses and why you love them!
XOXO, The Christian Prepster