Tuesday's Thought

Life Encouragement

My sister had a Bible on a table at her wedding.  Guests were asked to find their favorite passage, circle it and sign beside it.  I flipped through the Bible yesterday, and I think I’ll share a bunch of the passages.  It amazes me what verses people circled.  Each is full of encouragement and directions on how to live the Christian life.  Some people listed whole chapters, so for sake of time and space, I’ll just list those here.  Hope this encourages you through today!

Psalm 1

Psalm 136

Jeremiah 33:3- “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not now.”

Hebrews 11:39-40- “These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.”

Colossians 3:17- “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Philippians 1:6 “Being  confident in this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Ephesians 5:25 “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”

Ephesians 4:1-3 “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to keep unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

Ephesians 2:8-10 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith– and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast.  For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Galatians 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy , peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  Against such things there is no law.”

Galatians 2:2o “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.  The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself up for me.”

2 Corinthians 6:3 “We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited.”

2 Corinthians 5:17-21 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is form God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them.  And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation.  We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making an appeal through us.  We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.  God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.”

1 Corinthians 9:19 “Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.”

Romans 12

Romans 8:31-39

Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”

John 3:30 “He must become greater; I must become less.”

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

Psalm 119:11 “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

Psalm 118

James 4:3 “Come near to God and He will come near to you.”

There were many more, but I’ll have to save some for another day.  Hope you found a new favorite somewhere amidst all those! And if yours isn’t listed here, please feel free to comment and add to this…

Shout out to a little boy named Donald today.  He is waiting for a home and family to adopt him and watch him grow up.  For more about Donald click here.


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