Hey everyone! I hope you're having an amazing weekend! This month's faith blog post (and video - link below!) is going to be all about my 5 current favorite Bible verses and what I've learned from them! I made a goal during school to memorize a new Bible verse every week, and while I've fallen off of that (and really need to get back on it - starting this week!), it's been a great way to learn more about my faith.
I was also thinking this could be a fun faith series so welcome to the first favorite Bible verses blog post!
It's been so nice to be able to carry my faith around with me wherever I go because of the Scripture I've memorized so hopefully some of these can inspire you too!!
2 Corinthians 12:9
'But he said to me,“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.'
~ This verse is so powerful and I think about this verse a lot in relation to running, because running is an amazing sport where you really have to rely on a strength other than your own! I also love how it says about boasting about our weaknesses, to acknowledge our need for Christ and His love & strength.
'Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord Your God will be with you wherever you go.'
~ Boy, I think about this verse almost everyday because it just blatantly tells you that you can and should be strong and courageous, without any specifics, because we were not made to live in fear or discouragement! The simple reason for this courage and strength is that God is with us always.
'And Jesus said to him, "If you can! All things are possible for one who believes."'
~ I sometimes watch sermons and other faith-talk videos on YouTube and this verse reminds me of when Pastor Michael Todd says that we should have, "Crazy Faith", meaning that our faith doesn't have to make sense in our circumstances. All things are possible through Christ so why not set crazy goals that don't necessarily seem possible?
'She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.'
~ I love all part of this verse, especially the part about laughing without fear of the future because it is a great reminder that God holds the future, and we know that all things will work for good - so why not enjoy the present moment to the fullest! I've seen this saying on Pinterest (of course, LOL) that says 'I trust the next chapter of my life because I know the author,' which is a great reminder that we don't have to worry about the future if we are living out God's plan for us.
''For I know the plans I have for you', declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.''
~ Mmmm, this verse is so good to repeat to yourself in hard and confusing times because yet again it reiterates that God's plan works all things for good, no matter your current circumstance. He not only sees where you are and has a plan for you, but he will give you hope to get through your current season and onto His beatiful plan.
I hope you have an amazing rest of you day being inspired by these and enjoy the video as well!!
Episode 98: https://youtu.be/_MKt36pkoL8
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