Thank you to Teresa at http://catholibertarian.com for nominating me for the Food For Thought Award a few weeks ago. I’m sorry that I missed the 8:00 pm deadline for passing it on though…
Here are the seven Scripture verses that seem to speak to me the most:
- Jeremiah 29:11- “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.” This verse is one that I believe all Christians should cling on to. We know our only hope is in the Lord. We know His will for our lives far outweighs what the world desires for us.
- Isaiah 54:10 – Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. I just love how this verse declares that the Lord will NEVER forsake us. There is nothing that will take away His love for us. I also love that it speaks of His love being full of compassion and never-failing.
- Romans 5:2-5 – Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. This verse is what I have on my About Me page. Years ago I may not have rejoiced in my suffering of being barren. I see now though that the endurance, character, and hope built by suffering are all part of who I am in the Lord.
- Psalm 23- The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. I sang this Psalm just a year after my near-death illness when I was eleven. The words are ones that have been seared into my memory since that time. I even wrote a post about it – valley of death, Mercy of Life
- Psalm 139:13-16 – For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. I actually favor the entire Psalm 139! This part though speaks to me of the incredible and brilliant design that the Lord has for all of us.
- Luke 12:7- Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. The very God who created the Universe loves us. Our worth to Him is far greater than we will ever comprehend.
- John 3:16- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. If one does not believe this verse to be true, then one does not believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
As part of the award, I am to link seven blogs that I enjoy! Here they are!
- Wordsmith’s Desk
- Infertility Awakening
- Simplicity Lane
- trbcCoffee Break
- Wayne Augden
- Unshakable Hope
Here are the instructions if you choose to participate!
- Post the award on your blog.
- Thank the one who nominated you and link back to their blog.
- Share seven of your favorite Bible passages. For extra points (Perhaps our Father in heaven will award them.), explain why each these seven passages is a favorite. Done
- Nominate seven other bloggers you admire and enjoy! Why seven? In the Bible, seven symbolizes completeness.
- Inform each person that you have nominated them. Will pass on by tomorrow at 8pm.
Thanks again to Teresa for the nomination! It is greatly appreciated!