Hi everyone! I hope you're having a great weekend! This week's video is all about my current favorite three Bible verses, and how they've reached me lately. A few weeks ago I downloaded the Bible App on my phone, and it's been so great! It sends me a notification every evening with the verse of the day, and those daily reminders have been so valuable. The verses of the day have had a funny way of applying directly to my life at that moment, so recommend such an app enough. These verses I'm about to share have impacted me lately in many different realms of life, so I hope they do for you as well.
"And I will be to her a wall of fire all around', declares the Lord, 'and I will be the glory in her midst.’”
~ I came across this verse on Pinterest a few days ago and wrote it in dry-erase marker on my bathroom mirror as a reminder to myself that no matter where I go, God is with me and is fighting for me. This verse is a great reminder of not only that God is with me, but also that His presence within me should define who I am to those around me. It's not just about myself, it's about Him within me. His glory in my midst! Therefore God is leading me to situations and spaces where I can make a positive impact. The concept of a "wall of fire" is kind of comforting because it means that God is both with me and protecting me! God is fighting for us!!
1 Peter 3:3-4
"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."
~ This verse is especially helpful to me, and I think any Christ-loving teenager, during summer, because one of the tell tale signals of summer break starting is the beginning of many oh-so-perfectly posed beach photos popping up on social media. As confidence-boosting as this can be for those posting them, it's soooo easy for us seeing those to fall into traps of comparison and self doubt. I'm not at all criticizing anyone posting such pictures, but I think that this verse is super valuable for those of us who choose not to share those types of pictures with the world on social media! It says that our beauty is who we are inside, not how we appear. I love dressing up and playing with different fashion styles, but this verse is a great reminder that at the end of the day, none of that stuff will define you as much as who you are and how you treat people. Plus, the inner beauty is "unfading", everything else can disappear and be taken off, but the beauty of a kind heart doesn't disappear with time. John 16:33 "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
~ Ahhhh.... this verse applies to everything!! It never fails, and it's especially useful as the school year is starting. For anyone going into new schools, new activities, or really anything picking back up with the start of the school year, it reminds us that we can have peace in the uncertainty of new or scary situations by knowing that God has prepared the experience for us wayyy ahead of time. He has overcome the whole world, so we don't have to fear about the tribulations of this world! That's not to say that we shouldn't care about such tribulations, but just that we can recognize that God is bigger and more powerful than any of our fears. It also outlines that we will have struggles, they're unavoidable, but we can always have peace when we place those struggles in God's hands. Let's be of good cheer!!
Those are my current three favorite Bible verses and what they've taught me, although I'm sure they'll continue to teach me. Also, the photos on this blog post are of a self portrait series I did the other day to express some fun emotions through art! Be sure to check out the video for more inspiration and explanation, and enjoy!! ❤️✨
Episode 159: https://youtu.be/h8cDLUunN9I
My Channel: (Edith Noble) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnXXLYRl1ImCPHpCqeFdilg