Five Minute Friday – Favorite

     It is a question often asked, “What is your favorite verse?”  While an innocent question by nature, it is an almost impossible question to answer.  There. Are. So. Many.  And, because the Bible is living and active, the verses that touch my heart change based on what season I’m in and what I need to hear. 
     There are those verses however, that I cling to over and over again.  The ones that speak to the very core of who I am and what I need.  My favorites are the ones that I have read but then actually seen God prove Himself through.  When I find a verse in the Bible that is a promise that I desperately need for God to fulfill, I write it out, decorate it, and hang it up.  I read it as often as possible and pray that God would show me that it is true.  Sometimes, I am still surprised when He does follow through, when He proves, once again, to be faithful.  Always, does that verse then become more personal to me.  It is a reminder of God’s faithfulness, a reminder that He cares enough about me to listen and answer my prayers, a reminder that this hope I profess is real. 
     I suppose then, that I do have a few favorites, a few go to verses that bring me hope, joy, and faith.  Ephesians 3:16 is one such verse, “I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources, He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit.” (NLT)  There have been those moments in time where I had no strength, none, and yet I was able to persevere.  My whole being knows that in those moments it was not me that did the sustaining, or the strengthening.  It had to be God.  If you are in the midst of a struggle, a time when you feel like putting one step in front of the other is way beyond reasonable, hear me say that He will provide.  He will strengthen you and He will be faithful.  Then, this verse can sink into your heart because you have seen the evidence for yourself. 

     Do you have a verse that has become your “favorite” because you have seen God prove Himself true through it?  
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8 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Favorite

  1. Great words tonight! I have many favorite Bible verses and I find that it changes during different periods of time. One verse that has consistently been important to me is from Psalm 139-You are fearfully and wonderfully made. We all need the reminder that we are cherished and loved.

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  2. You are so right. There are so many verses. I find that I have favorite verses for seasons of life. Right now, Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. And (forgot the location) Be still and know that I am God. I love your verse too. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Hugs,
    Melinda
    (visiting from FMF)

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  3. Melinda – I had to stop and look up the reference for the Be still and know verse. That's a big deal for me as well. It is Psalm 46:10. Thanks so much for stopping by and encouraging me tonight.

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  4. My whole being knows that in those moments it was not me that did the sustaining, or the strengthening. It had to be God.
    Yes.
    And yes!
    And Hallelujah, Amen, Yes!!
    Thanks for visiting, Kelli. This was wonderful!
    I too like to post them and put them where I can be reminded.
    Currently a verse that I have loved is 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (because I'm eager to have easy references to remember) “But the Lord is Faithful and He will Strengthen you and Protect you from the evil one.”
    Also Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.”
    And, probably no surprise, but I'll often set them to a melody to help me recall them.
    “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” Psalm 90:14

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  5. I have many favorite verses too but the one that is my current favorite is the one I'm trying to memorize right now:

    He is ever present with me;
    at all times He goes before me.
    I will not live in fear or abandon my calling
    because He stands at my right hand.

    Psalm 16:8 (VOICE)

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