Hey there! Here is a full list of all of my favorite verses and why I love them so much!
Psalms 139:14 NIV, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
This has been my ultimate favorite verse for such a long time. It has been such an encouraging verse through thick and thin for me. It helped my self-esteem and self-confidence substantially. I always turned to this verse to remind me that God created me with no mistakes, even though I saw plenty every time I looked at the mirror. I was going to use this verse as the motivation for a non-profit organization that I had wanted to start a while back, to teach young women that they were “fearfully and wonderfully made” the way that I had to learn as well. I still love this verse and hold it very dear to my heart always!
Isaiah 41:10 NIV, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
I wrote this verse into my softball mitt when I was in seventh grade. I moved to a new school, I was heavily bullied there and struggled a ton. I made the softball team though, and my dad bought me a new softball glove. I wrote this verse in it so that I could always see on and off the field and be encouraged and strengthened by this reminder.
Romans 12:2 NIV, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
I remember the depth of this verse from when I went to winter camp in eighth grade. It was written on the wall next to a Transformer painting. That image stuck in mind until I got home and was able to look up the full verse. I love being reminded that this world should have no hold on our decisions or lifestyle, only God and His perfect Will!
Hebrews 11:1 NIV, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
The ultimate definition of faith, defined by The Word. The best definition, I might add!
Romans 8:38-39 NIV, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Remember, God is God. Nothing can defeat Him. Nothing can separate Him from us. He is almighty and powerful. The weight of our sin, once given over to Him to forgive, creates no barrier between us and God! What an incredible promise!
1 Corinthians 13:1-7 NIV, “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. if I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
It’s a longer passage I know, but I love it all so much! Verses 1-3, speaks of the depth that love carries. Nothing matters if I don’t have love the way God intended love to be carried. Which is defined by the following verses! Most people like to apply these verses during wedding ceremonies since 1 Corinthians 13 is known as “The Love Chapter”, but that kind of love is to be extended beyond our own marriages to family, friends, or even complete strangers. This is the kind of love that Jesus showed all throughout His life.
Philippians 3:7-9 NIV, “But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law but that which is through faith in Christ – the righteousness that comes from on the basis of faith.”
My life and everything I do throughout it matters none. All that matters in my life is to love Jesus, love others, and make disciples for His namesake. That’s it!
Romans 5:8 NIV, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Christ died for me, He died for you, He died for everybody that will accept Him. Even if we sin, He still died for us. We don’t deserve it, but He still did it!
Philippians 2:3-4 NIV, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
One of my current most reflecting verses that I repeat to myself constantly. Nothing should be made about myself. If everybody took care of everybody’s needs, then everybody’s needs would still be met, and God would be glorified! Obviously, I still don’t have this perfect and probably never will, but it has certainly changed my heart, especially in our marriage.
1 Corinthians 14:26 NIV, “What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up.”
I love knowing that God has a purpose for everybody in the church. Everybody has something to add to the table, and then the church is edified. We should do everything we can to use the people of the church in the ways that The Holy Spirit is working through them!
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