Focusing on Bible verses that speak to my heart helps me to take the better steps through my year
Bible verses that keep coming up are usually trying to help me learn something. I am not alone. The website, Bible Gateway, shared the top Bible verses of their visitors for 2016. I use the website almost daily to compare versions and to look up verses. This is one of those ways the internet has made daily life a little easier.
The idea of the top Scripture for the year prompted my own search through my studies and my posts. I wanted to see what Word kept coming up for me – and maybe glean some Wisdom from a review.
I had started out the year writing out a prayer after doing my study time. The prayer encompassed the Scripture I had read and sometimes just personalized the Word. Writing the prayer out on an index card and then adding the Scripture on the back let me carry the prayer around in my purse. I added a hole in the top corner and put the index cards on a key ring. The IDEA was that I could use the prayers and Scriptures when I was waiting in line or had a few minutes on my hands.
In the articles I write, I often quote Scripture – usually because it has jumped out at me at some point. I want to share what Word spoke to my heart and what I am learning from the Word. The good news is that I AM learning. The bad news is that sometimes it is not the easy way. I trip over the lesson or get it knocked into my head when I fall on my face. At least I do get it – eventually.
There was a theme to my study this year: faith, trust, and act.
I have to have the faith that the Word is true. I have to trust that God will do what He says. I have to do what I know to do and not wait for it to come find me.
Top Scripture Picks for 2016
Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His Word). In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. from Psalm 56:3 – 4
A faithful man will abound with blessings. from Proverbs 28:20
Walk uprightly; work righteousness; speak truth (in the heart). from Psalm 15:2
Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude because the battle is not yours, but God’s. from 2 Chronicles 20:15b
Some trust in chariots – in personal abilities, opinions of others, money, position, title – but I will remember the name of God and in that remembers in put my trust in His foundation. from Psalm 20:7
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous lightfrom 1 Peter 2:9
I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live. from Deuteronomy 30:19
The more I study the Word the more I gain from it. Each verse speaks to me in a moment and time – such a time as this. It is not that these are my favorite verses, but these were some of the lessons I stumbled through in 2016.
What Scripture spoke to you last year? More important – how will you let those Words guide the New Year?
I hope you will share your top verses in the comments below.
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