Thursday, July 5, 2012

Top 5...ish

This morning I sat down, determined to make the list my mom had been asking for.  I guess I blocked it out of my memory, not wanting one more thing to do perhaps, and she had to remind me the other day. She asked me to make a list of my 5 favorite Scripture verses.  I can't do it!  I can't narrow it down enough... I'm sure she's wanting to do something crafty with it and so I can't, for example, tell her I'm in love with the whole first chapter of Ephesians!  I mean, that's where God tells us he adopted us, gave us the Holy Spirit as a guarantee, and lavishes grace upon us.... I remember studying this in a group and it made me feel so special and loved by Him who shouldn't love me!  Psalm 37, is my absolute favorite chapter...couldn't she have asked me that??? Then, well, there's the entire story of Joseph, oh and Esther, and Abigail!  I'm in love with the real people God put in His Word!

So, this is what I was able to "narrow down" before I got interrupted....

Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. 

Psalm 37:4-6 Delight yourself in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of  your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him, and He will do this:  He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. 

Ps 34:4-8 I sought the Lord and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.  Those who look to Him are radiant and their faces shall never be ashamed.  This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.  The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him and delivers them.  Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!  Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.

I think I'll have to add in Gen 50:20 and/or Esther 4:14 because I love little reminders that God has a plan (even when I don't like the way things are going) and that He uses average people to accomplish BIG things!!!
Gen 50:20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring about that many people should be kept alive.

Esther 4:14 For if you keep silent at this time relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish.  And who knows whether you may not have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

By now we all know I could go on, so I'll stop.  What are your favorites?


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  2. Two of my favorites are James 1:17 (Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.)and Jeremiah 29:11 (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.)----I also really like Joshua 1:9. It's become one of DG's and my favorites after CBS last year!

  3. Good choices!

    Psalm 37:4 is one of the first verses that I can remember actually "getting" it. I remember realizing that this is what change meant.

    I also like Ecclesiates 12:14 "For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, whether good or evil." This one He uses to hold me accountable!

  4. Oooh Donna! Ouchy! I really wish you didn't post that verse!!! ;) Every secret thing brought into judgement.... Like I say, I look pretty good on the outside, but I know all my secrets!!!

  5. Kim- those are great verses! Jeremiah 29:11 is very popular for a reason... it's so full of hope that our God is in control, that He has a plan, and that He cares for me!